Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest (studio album) by Bill Callahan

Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest by Bill Callahan
Year: 2019
Release date: 2019-06-14
Overall rank: 5,205th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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74/100 (from 70 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2019 (61st)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (1,008th)
Award Best albums of all time (5,205th)
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Bill Callahan bestography

Shepherd In A Sheepskin Vest is ranked 4th best out of 25 albums by Bill Callahan on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Bill Callahan is Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle which is ranked number 2106 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 782.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 77 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 70 votes)
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From 07/27/2020 15:22
Man, i got this album so wrong initially. It is now my favourite album of 2019. There you have it. Always give albums time or else you may be discarding a potential fave. Genius.
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From 05/18/2020 12:37
Some really good rhythm, some really good lyrics … great album!
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From 07/17/2019 09:54
Totally stripped back sound. The voice is reminiscent of Cohen and Lightfoot. Nothing offensive and there are some really sweet moments
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From 06/29/2019 08:08
I agree that it is the same song over and over for an hour, but goddamn is it a fucking great song. There's not a ton of dynamic range, but Callahan finds new layers and ideas track after track. If you want a beautiful, poignant folk epic, this one doesn't disappoint.
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From 06/19/2019 17:45
Well, this a bit of a difficult one, isn't it? It's probably his most challenging album to date. The main problem is that with twenty songs in just over an hour the album is too long and too plodding. Almost every track avoids a conventional melody and the all the songs sound too similar to each other while Callahan sings in that same deadpan phrasing pretty much all the way through. There are some good tracks here and there but even they get kind of lost amongst all the other songs. I feel that this album will grow on me but for now the record is too meandering and loose. Meandering and loose has of course always been a constant positive in Bill Callahan's music but here it kind of feels like everything outstays it's welcome even though the songs are relatively short. Yes, frustrated, but I'll stick with it a while longer yet. It's just that even by Bill Callahan standards I've never felt this initial, shall I dare say disappointment, before. I hate to use the word disappointment in reference to a Bill Callahan album but for now I am. But I shall stick with it hoping that it will eventually click. Or not.
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