Conor Oberst / Bright Eyes (rolling thread)

This was unexpected, full band version/companion piece of Ruminations plus 7 new songs

I really like ruminations, but only because it was so stripped down, didn’t need a band - will give this a shot though.

Yeah appeal to Ruminations was the stripped back and more intimate sound but I’m certainly not going to turn my nose up about the prospect of new Oberst!

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whaaaaaat! awesome

oh wow

that’s a contender for worst album artwork for me already


Is that the kid from last weeks IASIP?!

Nhhhh… nah.
Actually listening to Ruminations again now, some properly great tracks on it.

hmm sounds a bit like mystic valley band, which prob my least fave of his stuff


think i prefer this to the solo one

This is bad

don’t know why he’d feel the need to do this.

ruinations was great for how low key it was

I listened to the talk house music podcast with him recently, he didn’t mention this but did say ruminations was recorded as demos and it was the label that encouraged him to release it. I guess if he had planned to do full band versions he just wanted to carry out his original plans

This basically. It says in the blurb in the link up there this was always the intention. Guess he wanted to do the full version still.

It’s so not like a Conor oberst cover I wonder if it’s some kind of joke.

Pre-ordered it from Nonesuch because it will apparently come with a signed print (and I own a physically copy of all his albums, so thought I might as well).

I like the fact Ruminations was stripped back, but will be interested to hear this.

This song though :dizzy::sparkles:

I was somewhat won over by the end of the track. It’s nothing special but s’alright!

Did the same. Missed out on the signed version of Ruminations so glad to be getting this. Gotta keep the Oberst collection going.

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Can’t say I’m overawed by what I have heard so far, having really loved Ruminations. I just find when he brings in a bunch of ringers and session musicians, the music lacks some of the warmth that made BE so wonderful.
That said, more Oberst is always good news.

Yeah I know what you mean, it’ll be decent cos they’re good songs and I like that version of tachycardia but I’m not sure how improved they’ll be buy some lead guitar noodling over them (like in A Little Uncanny).

Wish he’d work with Mogis again, there was something special when they did stuff together and the full band Bright Eyes material sounds great.