Folklore is such a toweringly great album, how do you follow it up? Perhaps the only thing you can do is assemble Folklore outtakes or B-sides, which is what Grimspound purports to offer us.
But that is not quite accurate: Folklore was the outcome of such a supernova explosion of creativity, that what BBT had was simply an overabundant creative surplus to draw from, in order to issue in a sequel.
As I heard the first track, “Brave Captain,” I was thrilled. It ranks with the most exciting of BBT’s songs. But then, on first listen, the rest of the album settled into a series of songs that sounded like nothing new, but rather more of the same thing that BBT has become good at.