Full title: Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk
Buckley’s voice in unique, sometimes it’s overly effeminate, soft and soothing and other times it’s full of violent anguish with a poetic beauty in the lyrics that reminds me of Leonard Cohen, not musically but lyrically. His brand of alternative rock is intensely personal and can be a draining experience for the new listener but if you feel that he speaks to you through his music then you’ll fall in love.
Sketches… is a double album of unfinished demo recordings and studio works released posthumously; it's a fractured listening experience but has become my favourite of his. It's perhaps not the best place to start, I would recommend Grace (1994) for that.
Songs of Note: Nightmares by the Sea; Haven't You Heard
4 dead too soon out of 5