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I gave up halfway through that spoken word intro but I'll have another go later.
Apparantly he has an album released by team love
I'm halfway thru it, and liking it. So far so good.
then i put it on headphones (instead of crappy computer speakers) and it utterly utterly blew me away. i'm a huge Bright Eyes fan and been let down/indifferent to much of what he's done since about half-way through Digital Ash, and this album might actually be my favourite Bright Eyes album. become utterly obsessed with it.
go and listen again, especially to Easy, Lucky, Free then come back and tell the class what you've learnt ;)
Plus Cassadega is really underrated amongst a lot of Bright Eyes fans, yes there is a bit of that slightly turgid americana (Soul Singer, I'm looking at you) at the top end but there is a lot of really good stuff there (esp. the 2nd half).
Not listened to People's Key yet, but reading the review and what you've been saying here I am very excited indeed. I was a little worried it wouldn't be that engaging (like Outer South and Monsters of Folk)
I remember the first Bright Eyes song I heard was The Big Picture and being rather bewildered.
Anyway *goes to listen*
Or people who haven't located the fast forward button.
yeah, it's his way of getting the concept across.
Shakespeare did it too ;-)
it's better than the ones on Lifted and Cassadaga. Tracks 1-3 are very good on first listen...
The one that I have trouble getting around is the bit at the beginning of Fevers & Mirrors.
And the way the actual song starts flowing from it is beautiful.
what I was trying to say was they all flow very well into the first song, whichever album it is.
I especially love the talking merging into Big Picture.
Just that the way the one on Cassadaga does it is my favourite one of them all.
when the guitar starts while it's kids still speaking.
2 weeks away...
pretty chilling too... although preposterous on so many levels
Couple of tracks I'm a bit unsure of but otherwise a good, highly enjoyable album. Sounds a wee bit of a grower too.
So is this actually the last BE album then or did Oberst cancel that idea at some point?
noticed there are physical tickets on ebay and I cant remember whether the hmv ones were collect at the door or not
Think they're supposed to be delivered, but mine haven't turned up yet either. I'll give them another week before I start worrying.
And to only contact them if its 48hrs before
is an absolute gem - the best on first few listens.
the bloody drums!
Could be a grower though.
he's done IMO, it's fantastic, and if it is the last Bright Eyes album, what a way to bow out.
would sit alongside the best from Digital Ash. Can't wait for Glasgee next week...:)
it's like Easy/Lucky/Free's equally as beautiful sister.
i absolutely adore it http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVyxRNc_gTs
However, my 21 year old self is all meh, really? Curious though. Is it really worth a listen?
This idea that Bright Eyes are something you grow out of is rubbish