Bill Callahan

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Gena Rose Bruce: Deep is the Way review – compelling and complex with moments of brilliance
With a feature from Bill Callahan, the Melbourne artist’s second album showcases her evolution as a sharp, honest songwriter

Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen

26, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Music: Kitty Empire’s 10 best albums of 2022
Non-stop dance parties, retro beats and dreamy vignettes vied with slacker rock, flamenco-inflected R&B and no end of heartbreakThe Observer critics’ review of 2022 in full

Kitty Empire

18, Dec, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Bill Callahan review – gritty guitars and sharp-toothed Smog revival
The US songwriter beautifully combines the bright indie-folk of new album Reality with the unruly energy of his earlier days

Huw Baines

02, Nov, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Bill Callahan: YTI⅃AƎЯ review – sunny, painterly poetics
The one-time misanthrope returns with beautifully understated reflections on dreams, death and the human condition

Kitty Empire

16, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Bill Callahan: Reality review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
The US singer-songwriter turns his experiences of love and contentment into a kind of beatific philosophy – tempered by his awareness of the forces that threaten it

Alexis Petridis

13, Oct, 2022 @11:15 AM

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Bill Callahan’s listening diary: ‘My daughter makes me listen to Harry Styles 20 times in a row’
The US songwriter guides us through a few days in sounds, from his son’s love of the Hamster Dance to Texas’s local Mexican radio stations and Traxman

As told to Laura Snapes

28, Sep, 2022 @7:00 AM

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‘Art is appropriation’: folklorist Jake Xerxes Fussell connects forgotten tunes to our times
Once hesitant to put his own stamp on archival music, the Georgia singer-guitarist found the freedom to reinterpret folk songs in his new album

Grayson Haver Currin

24, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy: Blind Date Party review – revelatory fun with old favourites
The left-field giants are full of surprises on an electrifying set of covers of everyone from Steely Dan to Silver Jews

Kitty Empire

05, Dec, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Kitty Empire's best music of 2020
Our critic’s picks, from righteous old-school hip-hop via euphoric retro pop to classic American songwriting

Kitty Empire

27, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The 50 best albums of 2020: the full list
Our countdown is complete, topped by a mercurial work of sprawling invention by a woman who has dug deep to survive. Taken as a whole, these choices contain drama, solace, poetry and fire, a fitting selection for a turbulent year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

18, Dec, 2020 @8:07 AM

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Bill Callahan: Gold Record review – time to join the pantheon of great American singer-songwriters
The one-time misanthrope releases an album abundant in warmth bordering on empathy

Kitty Empire

29, Aug, 2020 @1:00 PM

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The 50 best albums of 2019: the full list
Our pick of the year’s finest albums brings American dreaming, teenage dynamism, heartbreak, barbed rap, impetuous indie and beautiful soundscapes

20, Dec, 2019 @9:41 AM

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