Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – Barely Regal (2014)
mp3 160 kbps | 86 MB | UL |
An eight song EP of covers, several of which were released in late 2013/early 2014 via iTunes, brings to mind the truly beautiful collection Ask Forgiveness from seven years earlier. This collection is almost as good. Oldham achieves something near miraculous turning these trashy songs into genuine artifacts, the source material and lyrical content is not quite as good or as interesting this time round. So Oldham and company (there’s a different musician accompanying him on every song here) have taken a cross section of popular hits from 2012 and shown us that what concerned the fake troubadours of American pop that year was love and healing.