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Old 03-16-2006, 02:48 AM   #41
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he's neo folk at times
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Old 03-16-2006, 04:28 AM   #42
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Wow, the entire last page was just two or three people fighting about what genre to put him under.

Let's ask the age-old question: Does it really fucking matter?

Some people say he's folk. Others, indie. Maybe, possibly, he's...Oh, I don't know, indie-folk? What a novel concept!
At any rate, it's totally irrelevant. He makes music. He uses an acoustic guitar. That's all there really is to it.


Anyway, he's enjoyable. I love everything of his I've heard.
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Old 03-16-2006, 10:37 AM   #43
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i'm in love with the messenger bird's song at the moment.

it's pretty.
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Old 03-16-2006, 12:52 PM   #44
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to be folk conor would have to be trying to reach back to the music that represented his region. Im sure many Nebraskans rode on cattle with keyboards and wrote songs about Winona Ryder.

he'd also have to write a protest song, topical songs with positive outlooks.
Conor's favorite subjects; himself, and comparing our nations leader to hitler.

verdict: not folk.

as for your sources, pitchfork? right, because if theres anyone who can say "i was there, man" when it comes to folk, its pitchfork. you smurfin nailed it.

You call him folk because you are, in your roots, someone who believes everything he/she/n/a reads.


your understanding of folk music leaves a lot to be desired. for starters, writing a protest song is not a necessity to be a folk artist. and even if it was, id say that 'lets not **** ourselves' comes pretty close.

a lot of bright eyes tracks have folky elements to them. end of.
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Old 03-16-2006, 02:31 PM   #45
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indeed it is, specially since bright eyes aint' folk


I don't care what genre Bright Eyes falls under, but to dismiss an entire genre of music as "not amazing" is silly.
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Old 03-16-2006, 03:22 PM   #46
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Agreed, his older stuff is indie, and lately he's been flirting with folk.
just get over yourselves
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Old 03-16-2006, 04:26 PM   #47
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So anywus..


I'm pretty sure Bright Eyes stuff from now on is going to be more 'folkly' like the style that is used in I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning.

So you can pretty much say good-bye to stuff like Letting Off the Happiness and Fevers & Mirrors.
Which is a shame.


Well, that's just what I think.
I mean, You can just listen to his stuff and see the style steadily changing to the sound used in I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning.

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Old 03-16-2006, 05:56 PM   #48
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So anywus..


I'm pretty sure Bright Eyes stuff from now on is going to be more 'folkly' like the style that is used in I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning.

So you can pretty much say good-bye to stuff like Letting Off the Happiness and Fevers & Mirrors.
Which is a shame.


Well, that's just what I think.
I mean, You can just listen to his stuff and see the style steadily changing to the sound used in I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning.



It's good too, IWAIM had the best sound of any album. Fevers had the best lyrics, though, IWAIM is not bad at all in that respect. Lifted and IWAIM are his high points vocally and musically, I think, even though Fevers is my favorite record by him.

However, I wouldn't mind seeing some more Digital Ash either.

He's in my top five artists, by the way.
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:18 PM   #49
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I like the music he makes.

(This topic is always so controversial)
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Old 03-16-2006, 11:26 PM   #50
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It's good too, IWAIM had the best sound of any album. Fevers had the best lyrics, though, IWAIM is not bad at all in that respect. Lifted and IWAIM are his high points vocally and musically, I think, even though Fevers is my favorite record by him.

However, I wouldn't mind seeing some more Digital Ash either.

He's in my top five artists, by the way.


Ah, yeah, I actually liked Digital Ash also, I don't see what most people didn't like about it.
I don't know, for me, my favourite record is 'Letting Off the Happiness'. I just love every song.

But other than that, I'd agree with you.
I'd also say high point overall is Lifted.
It was a really easy album to first get into. Once I had heard Method Acting, I was hooked. Same goes for Fevers and Mirrors, all it took was the first listen of "The Calendar Hung Itself...". (Honestly, how can you not like that song?)
Letting Off the Happiness took me a couple listens.
Digital Ash took me alot more listens.
And I'm Wide Awake took me even more.

Don't know why, just happened like that.

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Old 03-17-2006, 10:16 AM   #51
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He's sure got some good tunes. I think Digital Ash is his best album. However, he's really not very diverse - when will he get over himself? That's all he ever sings about, the spineless emo.
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Old 03-17-2006, 12:12 PM   #52
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I agree that Digital Ash is not so bad as people make out. I bought it after IWAIM and didn't listen to it for a long time 'cause people told me it was crap, but one day I jsut put it on and I did really like it. Gold Mine Gutted is IMO a great great song

IWAIM is possibly one of his best IMO, and probably my favourite, or joint favourite with F&M
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Old 03-17-2006, 11:32 PM   #53
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i don't see what any body as aginst Digital Ash yeah it wasn't acoustic or have the bright eyes sound but i thought it was just as good as I'm Wide Awake
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Old 03-18-2006, 01:17 PM   #54
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digital ash is pretty bad i think.

it has no energy.

it's disappointing cuz gold mine gutted&arc of time are amazing ways to kick the album off.
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Old 03-27-2006, 09:41 PM   #55
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Bright Eyes are awesome indeed, but not lo-fi, listened to digital ash in a digital urn?
Saddle Creek is one of my favourite record labels to listen to. Lots of cool bands.
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Old 03-29-2006, 06:49 PM   #56
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you're all gonna flame me for this, but i can't stand bright eyes.

his lyrics are so self absorbed he makes morrisey look like mother teresa. theyre not very poetic either.
i really hear no musical innovation in his songs, nor do i hear any clever melodic hooks.
i think the only thing that has given him the musical underground's respect is the fact that he plays unplugged.

the reason i like amg more than pitchfork is that they ****ing pan mr.oberst haha.
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Old 04-01-2006, 04:41 PM   #57
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indeed it is, specially since bright eyes aint' folk


Hah, I could so easily play you 10 songs by him which are evidently folk songs. So, so easily.


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well the ******* is warrrrrmmm......


And also, I really don't think IWAIM is anywhere as good as the other albums.It doesn't have the same great feel a few of the others do.

Top two have to be:

Fevers and Mirrors

and

Lifted


Based purely on amount of great songs and how well they fit together so tightly as an album on a whole.

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Old 04-01-2006, 05:00 PM   #58
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well the ******* is warrrrrmmm......


I mean the coffee is warmmm


and finally, the last bit about albums needs a little explaining.

IWAIM I didn't mean it was bad, it isn't, it's great, it just doens't have the same feel and structure that the other two do.
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Old 04-07-2006, 01:48 PM   #59
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Does it matter if he's a drunk or an 'asshole.'

Axl Rose was a drunk and an asshole, no one gave him **** about it.
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Old 04-09-2006, 04:56 AM   #60
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What brand of guitars does Conor use?
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