Down the River of Golden Dreams Where last year's "Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See" was a masterpiece of twangy, loping melancholia, the latest by Austin's Okkervil River is… Down the River of Golden Dreams Where last year's "Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See" was a masterpiece of twangy, loping melancholia, the latest by Austin's Okkervil River is… 2003-09-02 Okkervil River
Review

Down the River of Golden Dreams (2003)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Sep 02, 2003; Lead Performance: Okkervil River

Where last year's ''Don't Fall in Love With Everyone You See'' was a masterpiece of twangy, loping melancholia, the latest by Austin's Okkervil River is buoyed precariously on a cloud of hope. A great storyteller with rhyme schemes that would impress Eminem, frontman Will Sheff comes on like Conor Oberst with a tighter grip on the reins. FOR RAYMOND CARVER FANS On ''Yellow'' (not a Coldplay cover), a narrator pulls his brother from the wreckage of marriage and tries to convince him life doesn't suck. It's a scalpel worked deftly into the heart of a heart.

Originally posted Sep 05, 2003 Published in issue #726 Sep 05, 2003 Order article reprints
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