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Old 10-20-2005, 04:40 PM   #1
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Conor Oberst

Someone explain to me why there is such a cult following to him?

I just never understood.
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:41 PM   #2
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me either. i like him. but hes SO overrated.
yeah his lyrics are pretty good but hes really not all that special.

mike kinsella is sooo much better :P
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:47 PM   #3
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His lyrics are good, but his voice is obnoxious, idunno, people just love "emotion"
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:49 PM   #4
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:50 PM   #5
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Bright Eyes & Desaparecidos bloke.
I'm glad people on here are finally realising that he's really not that good. Personally I've never understood why people like him (other than 'the calender hung itself'), I guess some people are just mad.
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:50 PM   #6
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I dunno, some people just really liek him, like how Green Day have tons of supporters I guess.
I really like Conor, I know he's not like the greatest guy ever I just relaly like him. Why? I dunno, I like his lyrics, and his voice, and his songs, and stuff.
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Old 10-20-2005, 04:52 PM   #7
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:03 PM   #8
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Someone explain to me why there is such a cult following to him?

I just never understood.


I really do not like him and fail to see why so many people worship him.

Kinda like Tim Burton
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:06 PM   #9
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i have no idea who that is is he some sort of emo guy? i tend not to like emo.
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Old 10-20-2005, 05:16 PM   #10
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I really do not like him and fail to see why so many people worship him.

Kinda like Tim Burton


There's a display of talent from Tim Burton though
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Old 10-20-2005, 06:03 PM   #11
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Eh, he's alright for some acoustic stuff once in a while, and I like his voice. But I'd rather listen to Damien Rice or Iron & Wine any day of the week for my acoustic/ folky needs.
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Old 10-20-2005, 06:32 PM   #12
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I can't understand it. I guess because a) his voice quivers due to a lack of vocal ability and b) he wraps his lyrics up in so many frivilous metaphors that even Conor himself probably doesn't know what he's getting at anymore, then c) it all must equal a genius of emotional expression. Bull. Shit. All his songs drip in pretension and sound the same unless he has producers polishing them up so they are even discernable from one another. In short, Conor sucks.
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Old 10-20-2005, 06:35 PM   #13
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really love conor the music and lyrics and great the voice is not that great but it as gotten alot better with time and the use of so many different insterments is great
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Old 10-20-2005, 07:41 PM   #14
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i like bright eyes and desa quite a bit, but i agree about him being over-rated. oh well, i still like him, i dont care what ghettohippygirl says.
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Old 10-20-2005, 08:55 PM   #15
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what pisses me off more than anything is the dylan comparisons.
dylan wrote political folk, and later he wrote layered allusive imagist poems. oberst writes self obsessed teen angst poems. completely ****ing different leagues.
oberst is not very good at all.
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Old 10-20-2005, 09:45 PM   #16
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He is overrated
however i like him
But there are
better people out there then him

i personally love Mike Kinsella
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:11 PM   #17
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Katie, Conors lyrics are good because they're simple but catchy and not cliché, so you have no idea what you're talking about when you say 'he wraps his lyrics up in so many frivilous metaphors that even Conor himself probably doesn't know what he's getting at anymore'.

Unless you're just really dumb.


You can be like Andrew and just say you don't like him, not constantly attack him because you know **** all about him.

And for those who say he has no talent (Andrew), at least admit that you haven't heard most of his stuff and are basing it on a handfull of songs.

I do agree that he's incredibly overrated, just check out the official Bright Eyes thread to see, but to attack him and say he hasn't got any talent or songwriting ability, that's just false.

The cult following are scenesters. The end.

Bright Eyes is the Taking Back Sunday of Indie.

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Old 10-20-2005, 10:25 PM   #18
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I think Conor's a brilliant lyracist. And his style is definetely unique. I don't see why good things can't have a cult following, like The Warriors, The Mars Volta, or Conor Obrest.
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Old 10-20-2005, 10:35 PM   #19
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I honestly don't know why I like Conor Oberst.

I just do.

I can't say I like him because of his lyrics, or because of his voice or anything, I don't know, I just like it.

Really this goes with all bands, I just simply like the music.

So far, I have most of his stuff, probably the worst song is "Have you Ever Heard of Jandek?" or something like that..

Overrated, meh...I don't know, for every person who says he's a ****ing God, there's a person saying how he's some gay whiney bitch.

There's no in between when it comes to Conor Oberst it seems usually, people just either adore him or despise him.

I loooooooooooove Conor Oberst.

Favourite artist/band at the moment.

Actually, no, at the moment it's Fall of Troy, but...2nd favourite band of the moment.

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Old 10-20-2005, 11:03 PM   #20
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Katie, Conors lyrics are good because they're simple but catchy and not cliché, so you have no idea what you're talking about when you say 'he wraps his lyrics up in so many frivilous metaphors that even Conor himself probably doesn't know what he's getting at anymore'.

Unless you're just really dumb.


You can be like Andrew and just say you don't like him, not constantly attack him because you know **** all about him.

And for those who say he has no talent (Andrew), at least admit that you haven't heard most of his stuff and are basing it on a handfull of songs.


Excuse me, do I know you, aka55? I have heard Conor's music, thanks. If I hadn't heard it, I wouldn't be able to say with such certainty that it blows. Conor has used some of the worst metaphors I have ever heard. He goes on and and on with stupid metaphor on top on another until it's a jumbled, foggy mess that makes no sense. He has the occasional clever metaphor but, what do they say... a broken clock is still right twice a day?

Don't be a hyprocrite -- you could be like (pick someone) and say you simply like him, not constantly defend him and dickride him.

I have downloaded tons and tons of his stuff because of legions of devoted, obsessed followers like you. So don't act like you know **** about what I have heard and what I haven't. He has a couple good songs, but the vast majority of what he churns out is garbage. Maybe he should harnass the talent that he does have into making a few good songs rather than groves of mediocre songs.

I know it's hard for you to believe that someone has actually heard his music and doesn't think Conor is a god. Well, believe it. It's obvious that most of his stuff is half-assed, medicore, same-sounding, pretentious dribble. Unless you're just really dumb.
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