Bonnie 'Prince' Billy | WIG89 | Released: 11/03/01
This is the latest instalment from Billy, the new thing; and it's like the sleeve must be the first clue or something. Earlier Oldham records would surely have depicted a barren field, but this is actually rather lush. Guess what, so's the record, though it still feels like the badlands aren't so far behind him. But in the meantime this uplifts, comforts and brings joy; indeed there's an almost early 70s love of playing music vibe that is actually quite refreshing in these jaded times. Film whiz Harmony Korine even drops by for the session, maybe just to soak up a little of the optimism and general bonhomie which was surely going down.