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Joya
Will Oldham
Joya
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
 
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It's hard to know what to make of Will Oldham, partly because he refuses ever to reveal his biography, partly because his music is opaque to the point of total blackness. With various Palace incarnations, Oldham has obses...  more »

      
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All Artists: Will Oldham
Title: Joya
Members Wishing: 7
Total Copies: 0
Label: Drag City
Original Release Date: 1/1/1997
Re-Release Date: 11/11/1997
Album Type: EP
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Folk, Pop, Rock
Styles: Americana, Indie & Lo-Fi, Singer-Songwriters
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 078148410722

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It's hard to know what to make of Will Oldham, partly because he refuses ever to reveal his biography, partly because his music is opaque to the point of total blackness. With various Palace incarnations, Oldham has obsessed over lower than lo-fi quasi-country music, and his first full length solo album, continues with his raging sonic sermons of apocalypse, despair, evil, and sex. The sound moves slow as a 101-degree day in his native Louisville; the overall effect is troubling. --Roy Francis Kasten

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Utterly inspired
Joachim Lyssens | 09/02/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Joya" and "I See A Darkness" are utter masterpieces. If you like one then buy the other immediately. The rest of the Oldham oeuvre is worth having too, but these two are the pinnacle."
After it's open, it's unlimited!
Joachim Lyssens | 03/01/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At first, it may seem dingy, purposefully clumsy, lame. Occasionally rocking, but nothing special. Then the iris opens, and its perfection is revealed. I have long claimed to not be so crazy about Will Oldham -- "I like more rockin stuff, less affected stuff" -- but the truth is, I rarely listen to this album just once through anymore -- I am ALWAYS hitting play once it's over. You have to give it time, though. Bravo, gentlemen! Robert Arellano who plays guitar on this just published a novel with Akashic books. And David Pajo... oh, Pajo!"