Conor Oberst "solo" record
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Posted 26 July 2008 - 01:40 AM
while i dont necessarily agree with the disappointment in cassadaga, this album is definitely a step up. i love what he is doing here, especially danny callahan, eagle on a pole and milk thistle.
i have to agree with you easily...i didn't think cassadaga was that terrible. but he's trying to define his moments here, very dylan. don't know if that's a bad thing,
but def thinkin he's trying to steer towards a clear direction instead of being a little bit more exploratory like previous efforts...
Posted 28 July 2008 - 12:45 AM
He seems to have toned down the hysterics and settled into a mid/late 70s Dylan vibe that suits him well.
exactly why i thought cassadaga was his best record (and i think i'm wide awake is a real good record). i look forward to hearing this, but i'm in no rush really.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:34 AM
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:06 PM
Off the top of my head, I can't think of a single Bright Eyes song which isn't more or less traditionally structured.
I'm no completist, though, so maybe I'm just unaware of his seldom-heard avant-garde phase, or something...
the strange chord progression on lime tree from cassadaga was a highlight for me. avant-garde might sum it up...
Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:15 PM
Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:16 PM
I think I'd rank his albums like this...
Lifted... or The Story is in the Soil
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Fevers and Mirrors
Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
Letting Off the Happiness
(not gonna include A Collection of Songs...)
With a few exceptions, Conor really seems like that rare artist that continually seems to be improving as a songwriter.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:21 PM
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Posted 28 July 2008 - 03:36 PM
Despite the lack of Scott Hall references, I really like "Souled Out!!!"
I didn't want this comment to fall on deaf ears.
I found this to be a comment I could relate to.
Posted 28 July 2008 - 04:04 PM
I'm glad he made Digital Ash mainly because of the fact he released it alongside what is arguably his best album. Had he released it by itself, that would have been pretty rough. Would have left a real sour taste in my mouth. Thankfully, I'm Wide Awake... sort of eclipses that albums mere existence.
digital ash wasn't terrible, but it helped that he released a dual effort...kind of like splitting paths, and glad he's chosen the more folk route.
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