Apocalypse (Bill Callahan album)

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Apocalypse
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Studio album by Bill Callahan
ReleasedApril 5, 2011 (2011-04-05)
RecordedSeptember 2010
StudioSonic Ranch
GenreContemporary folk, Americana
Length40:24
LabelDrag City
ProducerBill Callahan
Bill Callahan chronology
Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
(2009)
Apocalypse
(2011)
Dream River
(2013)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic75/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
The A.V. ClubB+[3]
The Daily Telegraph4/5 stars[4]
The Independent4/5 stars[5]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
Pitchfork8.0/10[7]
Q2/5 stars[8]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[9]
Spin7/10[10]
Uncut4/5 stars[11]

Apocalypse is a studio album by Bill Callahan, released on April 5, 2011. It is the third studio album released under his own name, and fourteenth overall when including LPs released as Smog.[12] Mojo and Pitchfork both placed the album at number 23 on their "Top 50 albums of 2011" lists[13][14] while Uncut placed the album at number 25.[15]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Drover"5:24
2."Baby's Breath"5:30
3."America!"5:33
4."Universal Applicant"5:53
5."Riding for the Feeling"6:05
6."Free's"3:13
7."One Fine Morning"8:46

Personnel[edit]

  • Bill Callahan – vocals, classical guitar, electric guitar, snare, production
  • Brian Beattie – bass, mixing
  • Gordon Butler – fiddle
  • John Congleton – recording
  • Luke Franco – flute
  • Matt Kinsey – bass, electric guitar
  • Jonathan Meiburg – Wurlitzer electric piano, piano
  • Neal Morgan – drums
  • Roger Seibel – mastering

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
US Heatseekers Albums (Billboard)[16] 13
US Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[17] 24
US Folk Albums (Billboard)[18] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Reviews for Apocalypse by Bill Callahan". Metacritic. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Jurek, Thom. "Apocalypse – Bill Callahan". AllMusic. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  3. ^ Heller, Jason (April 5, 2011). "Bill Callahan: Apocalypse". The A.V. Club. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  4. ^ Perry, Andrew (April 8, 2011). "Bill Callahan: Apocalypse, CD review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  5. ^ Gill, Andy (April 8, 2011). "Album: Bill Callahan, Apocalypse (Drag City)". The Independent. Archived from the original on April 14, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  6. ^ "Bill Callahan: Apocalypse". Mojo (210): 100. May 2011.
  7. ^ Powell, Mike (April 13, 2011). "Bill Callahan: Apocalypse". Pitchfork. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  8. ^ "Bill Callahan: Apocalypse". Q (298): 112. May 2011.
  9. ^ Catucci, Nick (April 13, 2011). "Apocalypse". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  10. ^ Powell, Mike (April 19, 2011). "Bill Callahan, 'Apocalypse' (Drag City)". Spin. Archived from the original on April 1, 2011. Retrieved May 7, 2016.
  11. ^ "Bill Callahan: Apocalypse". Uncut (168): 89. May 2011.
  12. ^ "Bill Callahan - Apocalypse". Drag City. 2011-04-05. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  13. ^ "MOJO's Top 50 Albums Of 2011". Stereogum. December 2, 2011. Retrieved December 16, 2011.
  14. ^ "Staff Lists: The Top 50 Albums of 2011". Pitchfork Media. December 15, 2011. Retrieved January 8, 2012.
  15. ^ "Uncut's Top 50 Albums Of 2011". Stereogum. 2011-11-29. Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  16. ^ "Bill Callahan - Chart history - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  17. ^ "Bill Callahan - Chart history - Tastemaker Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2017.
  18. ^ "Bill Callahan - Chart history - Folk Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 19, 2017.

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