Review: Mount Eerie’s A Crow Looked at Me

In July of 2016, Phil Elverum lost his wife to cancer. The following spring, Elverum—the person behind Mount Eerie and the Microphones—released A Crow Looked at Me: a frighteningly candid exploration of love, death, and gratitude. The hermetically introspective songwriter details his experience with diary-like intimacy, producing the most clear-eyed …