Sun Kil Moon – Snowbound

Since releasing one of the greatest albums of the last decade with Benji, Sun Kil Moon’s output has been patchy at best. Much of his music has been defined by meandering narratives about topics ranging from the mundane to the controversial, which in recent years seems to have drifted into tiresome self-indulgence or downright fury at whoever the latest person, place or thing he feels slighted by. At his best though, there are few other artists that can conjure such a visceral, immediate sense of time and space, and Snowbound is an example of just how beautiful and evocative his music can be when he gets it right.