Album Details

September 09, 1996
Pop/Rock, British Folk, Urban Folk, Psychedelic, Alternative Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Folk-Rock, College Rock, Alternative Folk

Album Review

Following the release of Don't Try This At Home, Billy Bragg went into seclusion for five years, as he raised his young child. William Bloke reflects a newfound maturity for Bragg, as he tones down his attack and returns to simple, acoustic-based arrangements. Though there are a few songs that are infused with his trademark leftist politics, most of William Bloke is comprised of songs about fatherhood and maturity, which are warm, compassionate and melodic. In short, it's the sound of urban folk settling into adulthood without dreading its responsibilities.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. From Red to Blue
  2. Upfield
  3. Everybody Loves You Babe
  4. Sugardaddy
  5. A Pict Song
  6. Brickbat
  7. The Space Race Is Over
  8. Northern Industrial Town
  9. The Fourteenth of February
  10. King James Version
  11. Goalhanger