Supper On the surface, the 11th album from Smog (more or less a solo project for Chicago-based Bill Callahan) sounds like a bid for accessibility --… 2003-03-18 Smog
Music Review

Supper (2003)

Details Release Date: Mar 18, 2003; Lead Performance: Smog

On the surface, the 11th album from Smog (more or less a solo project for Chicago-based Bill Callahan) sounds like a bid for accessibility -- Supper downshifts smoothly from country rock to sloppy blues stomp to Velvets-y Sturm und Drang, and weaves together female harmonies and steel guitar. But look beyond the music -- supplied by a variety of Chi-town-centric indie vets -- to Callahan's uncanny vocals, which are placed unusually high in the mix, lending an eerily detached air to his deadpan lyrics. It's meaty stuff.

Originally posted Apr 25, 2003 Published in issue #706-707 Apr 25, 2003 Order article reprints