ARTIST: Okkervil River
ALBUM TITLE: Black Sheep Boy (2005)
In this emotional concept album, English teacher turned folk singer, Will Sheff, sings about the life of Tim Hardin. Tim Hardin is a 1960s folk singer who struggled with drug dependency. What is the most striking about this album is the expert lyricism detailing one musician’s story, and from that story, listeners can find it deeply relatable to the human condition.
SONG TO CHECK OUT: Black
SIMILAR ARTISTS: Bright Eyes, The Decemberists, Cloud Cult