Master and Everyone

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Master and Everyone
Master and Everyone.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 28, 2003 (2003-01-28)
GenreAmericana, contemporary folk
Length34:09
LabelDrag City
Bonnie 'Prince' Billy chronology
Ease Down the Road
(2001)
Master and Everyone
(2003)
Sings Greatest Palace Music
(2004)

Master and Everyone is a 2003 studio album by Bonnie 'Prince' Billy. It was released on on Drag City.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic83/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[3]
The Guardian5/5 stars[4]
NME9/10[5]
Pitchfork6.0/10[6]
Q4/5 stars[7]
Uncut5/5 stars[8]

At Metacritic, which assigns a weighted average score out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 83, based on 11 reviews, indicating "universal acclaim".[1]

NME named it the 37th best album of 2003.[9]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Will Oldham.

No.TitleLength
1."The Way"3:49
2."Ain't You Wealthy, Ain't You Wise?"4:12
3."Master and Everyone"2:35
4."Wolf Among Wolves"3:47
5."Joy and Jubilee"2:45
6."Maundering"3:05
7."Lessons from What's Poor"3:41
8."Even If Love"3:24
9."Three Questions"3:14
10."Hard Life"3:34

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.

  • Will Oldham
  • Paul Oldham
  • Tony Crow – keyboards
  • William Tyler – guitar
  • Matt Swanson – tambourine
  • Gary Lee Tussing – cello
  • Marty Slayson – vocals
  • John Kelton – whistle

Charts[edit]

Chart Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 47
French Albums (SNEP)[11] 139
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[12] 97
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[13] 8
UK Albums (OCC)[14] 48
US Independent Albums (Billboard)[15] 49

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Reviews for Master And Everyone by Bonnie "Prince" Billy". Metacritic. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Master and Everyone – Bonnie "Prince" Billy". AllMusic. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  3. ^ Brunner, Rob (February 14, 2003). "Master and Everyone". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  4. ^ Peschek, David (January 16, 2003). "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: Master and Everyone". The Guardian. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  5. ^ Robinson, John (February 4, 2003). "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy : Master And Everyone". NME. Archived from the original on March 24, 2009. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  6. ^ Sirota, Brent S. (January 16, 2003). "Bonnie "Prince" Billy: Master and Everyone". Pitchfork. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "Bonnie 'Prince' Billy: Master and Everyone". Q (199): 96. February 2003.
  8. ^ "Palace In Wonderland". Uncut (69): 74–75. February 2003. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  9. ^ "A decade in music – 50 best albums of 2003". NME. November 25, 2009. Retrieved April 15, 2017.
  10. ^ "Ultratop.be – Bonnie %22Prince%22 Billy – Master And Everyone" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  11. ^ "Lescharts.com – Bonnie %22Prince%22 Billy – Master And Everyone". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  12. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Bonnie %22Prince%22 Billy – Master And Everyone" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Bonnie %22Prince%22 Billy – Master And Everyone". Hung Medien. Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  14. ^ "Bonnie Prince Billy". Official Charts Company. Retrieved November 16, 2017.
  15. ^ "Bonnie "Prince" Billy – Chart history – Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2017.

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