Thursday, October 15, 2009

23. Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Nomadic Revery [All Around] (1999)

If you're ever in search of something to listen to that fits the mood on a cold and rainy day, look no further than the album I See A Darkness by Will Oldham, under his moniker Bonnie "Prince" Billy. This is some of the most spare, desolate music ever made, while at the same time creating a strange sort of warmth. Oldham has made a long career out of creating music such as this, but this album is the crown jewel of his collection. The part on this song in particular, where his singing gets louder, and more forceful gives me chills every single time I hear it. Strangely enough, this album also always makes me think of Christmas time.....maybe it's nice to add a little depression to what's typically such a happy season?

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