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Will Oldham's Palace: Arise Therefore

Barney Hoskyns, MOJO, May 1996

THERE IS A strange subcurrent in American rock music of the '90s: a subcurrent of lo-fi, willfully inept, not-quite-country rock that stretches from the disbanded Jayhawks at one, accessible end to the various permutations of Will Oldham's Palace at the other. In between you'll also find such pearls as Son Volt's 'Ten Second News', Freakwater's 'Gone To Stay', Pavement's 'Father To A Sister Of Thought', The Silver Jew's 'New Orleans' and Sparklehorse's 'Homecoming Queen'.

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