The Way - Bonnie "Prince" Billy (2003)
Will Oldham has done a little bit of everything. He's been an actor, musician and an all about indie icon. But he is at his best as "Prince Billy", and his Master & Everyone is one of the best albums of this still new century. Recorded, it seems, in a log cabin, Oldham weaves rustic folk music that sounds as old as traditional appalachian ballads. "The Way" introduces the platter with a killer opening line, and the quality continues to build from there. Much like Weezer's "My Name Is Jonas" from The Blue Album, it is what draws you back time and time again to this subdued hootenanny.