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#42
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.
#43
i'm in love with the messenger bird's song at the moment.

it's pretty.
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#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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#46
Agreed, his older stuff is indie, and lately he's been flirting with folk.
just get over yourselves
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#47

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.

#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.
#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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I like the music he makes.

(This topic is always so controversial)


Haha, too true, too true.
#51
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.
#52
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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#53
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
#54
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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#55
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.
#56
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.
#57
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.


i'm in love with the messenger bird's song at the moment.


well the kitchen 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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#58
my pc isn't letting me edit so here it is:



well the kitchen 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.
#59
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.
I was a camera...until I went blind.
#61
recommendations??
i heard a couple of his songs and i loved them. i want more..so..
recommendations please!
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#62
^

lets not shit ourselves (to love and to be loved)
make war
haligh haligh a lie haligh
we are nowhere and its now
method acting
waste of paint
bowl of oranges
something vague
going for the gold
feb 15th
the calendar hung itself
spring cleaning (yeah, he isnt the one playing and singing it, but shit, its one of the best songs hes ever written.)
my name is matt. you can call me that if you like.
#63
all of the every day & every night ep.

especially a new arrangement.

i currently listening to i'm wide awake quite a bit so i'd say that as a collective record.

i don't think you can go wrong to be honest
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#65
My favs at the moment:

Waste Of Paint.
A Few Minutes On Friday.
Messenger Bird's Song.
Carrot/Diamond (/Jumpoff? I've seen versions with and without it, I think it's without)

Get those too.
there is no fear in this heart.



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#66
i have to say right, i have never ever ever been able to see the attraction of waste of paint. sure, it's a good song, i like the lyrics lots, but the song itself just bores me to death. i know people who have that as their favourite ever BE song but i don't get it.



my favourites are:
haligh haligh a lie haligh
land locked blues
a line allows progess, a circle does not
arienette
i believe in symmetry
first day of my life
one straw (please)
if winter ends
oh, you are the roots that sleep beneath my feet and hold the earth in place
nothing gets crossed out
saturday as usual
the city has sex.

damn i didn't mean for there to be so many
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#67
Haha, well everyone has their different tastes, I just love the lyrics and feel of the song.
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#68
sunrise, sunset.
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#72
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hey i have a question.

what brand of guitar does conor play?


he writes with his martin, and sometimes plays live with it.
but lately, he's been playing gibson acoustics.
i'm not sure on electrics, i have it in this interview he did for an acoustic guitar magazine, so i'll check it out when i get home.
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#73
Doesn't he use Danelectros for electrics or summat like that?
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#74
he's recording a new album btw, I read today. it's due for release spring 2007.
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#75
Argh, I used to know the brand, I remembered it yesterday. The other guy's right^, but I can't remember his electro accoustic's brand, it's quite a big name.

And Alice, I heard he was building a house with M Ward and others and he was just gonna relax?!

hah!
#76
pfft i read it on channel 4 teletext music news page 351.

it's never wrong.
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#78



New album new album new album.


M. Ward is really cool... what connections does he have with Conor?


And my favourite songs are;
Tereza and Tomas
Road to Joy
Waste of Paint
Let's Not **** Ourselves
Landlocked Blues
Time Code
Something Vague
Because light strikes a deal with each coming night.
#79
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Argh, I used to know the brand, I remembered it yesterday. The other guy's right^, but I can't remember his electro accoustic's brand, it's quite a big name.

desaparaciedos?

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M. Ward is really cool... what connections does he have with Conor?

they did a tour with jim james when i'm wide awake was first released.
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#80
M. Ward is really cool... what connections does he have with Conor?


Good mates, I have some of them together. It's cool.


they did a tour with jim james when i'm wide awake was first released.


Word.

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Originally Posted by thepickups
Argh, I used to know the brand, I remembered it yesterday. The other guy's right^, but I can't remember his electro accoustic's brand, it's quite a big name.


desaparaciedos?


REad my post, it says brand.