Better Oblivion Community Center (Phoebe Bridgers and Conor Oberst)


#21

Getting into it now. I’m a dickhead.


#22

didnt realise NME was a thing


#23

Which Conor Oberst releases are worth checking out?


#24

Do you mean solo or Bright Eyes stuff too?


#25

Most Bright Eyes is good, but fevers and mirrors and lifted are the masterpieces
Desaparecidos first album
The self titled solo album, and upside down mountain


#26

I would add Ruminations to that too.

@beastie Bright Eyes albums are all fairly different. Wide Awake has very strong songs but is also the most commercial and not as interesting as the other albums.


#27

I never got into Ruminations, but the consensus would be that it is up there. I don’t know why I dont like it, on paper I should, I just don’t think the songs are particularly good, and thought upside down mountain was loads better


#28

Fair enough. I think with ruminations everyone was excited to hear stripped down Conor again. Personally I never got on with Upside down Mountain as much as his other stuff, felt a bit like treading water singer song writer stuff. But that everyone loves different albums of his shows what a great writer he is.


#29

Im also a big fan of digital ash


#30

Anything


#31

All the Bright Eyes ones except Cassadaga
Both Desapraceidos albums


#32

Quite a bit of Conor / Bright Eyes chat and recommendations here. For me I’d go for Lifted… as a first Bright Eyes album to check out (his/their best in my view but they’re all pretty damn good) and of Conor’s more recent solo stuff Ruminations is great and definitely worth a listen (I personally didn’t like the Salutations album that followed at all but each to their own)


#33

it’s so weird to see conor and him not look like this anymore


#34

not heard Phoebe Bridgers before but this sounds pretty great so far and will be going back to her album (is it named after the infamous re-dubbing of Big Lebowski? I hope so :smiley: )


#35

Yes it is! :laughing:


#36

Really liking this!

Not quite up there with boygenius (my intro to Bridgers) but that was one of my fave records of last year, and is quite different I guess, so maybe it’s unfair to compare them.


#37

his nose has got bigger


#38

I got into Bridgers fairly recently, didnt twig she supported him in London the time before last


#39

love that conor still uses a baritone

also, nick zinner!


#40

Yeah that was my introduction to her. Her albums great too. Never knew about the big lebowski thing.