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|Favorite Conor Oberst Albums|
Was obsessed with his Bright Eyes material in high school, been getting back into his music the past few years. Still need to give some of his solo albums / side projects more listens
Cape Canaveral is one of my favorite songs that he's written but the rest of the album just doesn't quite hold up for me.
Need to give this more listens but from the few spins I've given it, seems to be a bit of a return to form as far as pouring his heart out goes.
Upside Down Mountain
Went to see him in concert for the first time while he was touring these songs, this is the album that got me back into his music after years of leaving it on the shelf. I find a lot of the lyrical content here more relatable at this point. Tempted to put this one above Wide Awake, but the highs on that album are keeping this below it.
I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Obviously a classic and has some of his best songs, this one sees him starting to break out of the adolescent themes and energy of his earlier work.
Digital Ash in a Digital Urn
Have always felt that this album was criminally underrated. It's like nothing I had heard before, and for whatever reason, kept me coming back more than Wide Awake did.
|2||Better Oblivion Community Center|
Better Oblivion Community Center
Huge Phoebe Bridgers fan so the hype for this has been unreal. It ended up being everything that I could have hoped for, their styles blend together so seamlessly. It's his most inspired sounding and sonically interesting output since he dropped the Bright Eyes moniker. Could end up being my favorite thing he's done.
Started out listening to Fevers and Mirrors / Lifted almost exclusively, but those albums have grown off of me a lot over the years. This one ended up being my favorite pretty quickly after hearing it and that hasn't changed. I'm a big fan of his country-folk band sound and, in my opinion, this has a lot of his best lyrics on it as well.
|Better Oblivion Community Center is WAY better than Cassadaga IMO I couldn't ever get into it|
|For some reason Cassadaga really hit me when I was a teenager. I can't explain why but to me it's a step above anything else he's done, and I've loved every Bright Eyes album. Although i'm obsessing over BOCC right now, it's fantastic. |
|I got into Bright Eyes around age 18 or 19 with the song "If Winter Ends" then subsequently bought all of the Bright Eyes cd's. Cassadaga included and was very disappointed by Cassadaga. Digital Ash is very underrated though. Why didn't you include the first 3 bright eyes albums at all?|
I don't count Songs Recorded 1995 - 1997 as an album that compilation of half baked demos sucked ass
|I got into him at age 14 with, if I remember right, Bowl of Oranges. I didn't include the first 3 because I never listen to them anymore so ranking 'em would feel weird. I listened to those albums so much and still appreciate them for what they are, but it's just not my jam at this point. I can see Cassadaga being a disappointment if you gravitate towards his old style. I just loved everything he did back then and saw it more as another step forward instead of a departure. The People's Key definitely let me down though, aside from a couple good songs. Agreed on the Songs Recorded compilation haha.|
|3 is 1 but yeah it’s super underrated. Fevers and lifted still hold up pretty well for me. |
|Monsters of Folk also have some good Oberst moments. Never heard of 2 actually... |
|I didn't care too much for Monster of Folk|
|Yeah, the album is very average, but some songs are good.|