Conor Oberst - Ruminations

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#1

Been listening to this a fair bit since it’s been streaming on NPR - any thoughts?

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/29/495773081/first-listen-conor-oberst-ruminations

I really love it. The kind of album I’ve wanted him to make since his first solo, post-Bright Eyes record. Barbary Coast in particular is just perfect.


#2

It’s alright


#3

I listened earlier and kind of forgot that it was on. It wasn’t the most exciting record. I love his solo stuff and Bright Eyes so hopefully it’ll improve after some more listens.


#4

Yes, I love me a bit of stripped back Conor so really digging it. On 3rd listen now, keeps getting better.

Enjoying Barbary Coast of St. Dymphna most so far.

As I said in the other thread he does recycle a few melodies (as always) like St. Dymphna’s verses remind me of Won’t Ever Be Happy Again.


#5

Not a fan or the harmonica, in general and on this album


#6

Yes! There are definitely a few chord changes and stuff where it’s like - ooh, that really reminds me of another song. I guess there are only so many ways of doing things. His catalogue must be hundreds of songs by now.


#7

It is a little bit early Dylan, but it sort of grew on me.


#8

Yeah the first track reminds me of something but I’m not sure what. He’s always done it to a certain extent, I remember a Cassadaga review talking about the sort of up and down melody he uses. It doesn’t bother me, I guess it’s easier to spot when it’s a raw record.


#9

As a great man may have said in the other thread about it


#10

Bollocks, didn’t realise there was already a thread. I searched and everything!


#11

Gossamer Thin in particular’s been in my head for days mind, good one that.


#12

Loving this now, listened to it loads since Friday.

Good review here that looks ta how it sits with the rest of his discography.


#13

Yes, I added it to my Spotify playlist last week and have enjoyed what I’ve heard.