It’s the album that has the phrase “blowjob queen” on it and the singer’s nipple on the cover, but it’s so much more.
Though he says otherwise, it’s hard to think of an American songwriter as admired by fans and critics as Berman.
These stories are playful and imaginative, but David Berman’s genius also extends to pathos.
Will Oldham’s music under the Bonnie “Prince” Billy persona, though often rollicking or hilarious, is never entirely sanguine.
Nouns will leave you wanting more.