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Hot Track: Bright Eyes, "Endless Entertainment"

Hot Track: Bright Eyes, "Endless Entertainment"

One of my most-anticipated albums of 2007 is Cassadaga, from Conor Oberst's Bright Eyes. To whet our appetites, he's offering one of the songs as a free download on his web site, but until today, I couldn't listen to the WMV file, so thanks to You Ain't No Picasso for posting it.

Oberst is one of those polarizing musicians that people tend to love or hate. Despite his affected voice and tendency for melodrama, I can't resist the guy's songwriting, and he won some more fans with I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning, one of the two albums he released in 2005. On the new track, "Endless Entertainment," he seems to be taking the lessons of that album but going in a more lush, brass-heavy direction. Sounds promising.

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katie225 katie225 10 years
love love love bright eyes! his last album(s) were amazing! one of our generations best songwriters. and he's so cute....i just want to make out with his picture like a teenybopper.
purplesugar purplesugar 10 years
:woohoo: for Omaha! *that's a nice purple dress, very purple-y!* ~Elf
code-monkey code-monkey 10 years
Hmm, I'm not sure I like it. Brass should be right there in your face, but this sounds like a big pile of mush. I had to listen to it twice just to pick out the horn line. The guitar riffs are pretty hokey, too. I think Sufjan Steven's "The Tallest Man, The Broadest Shoulders" had the best 'indie' horn arrangement. Then again, being a trumpet player, I might be biased.
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 10 years
I used to HATE Bright Eyes, but I really liked "I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning." After hearing that album, I was able to go back and enjoy some of his other stuff.
Moni-B Moni-B 10 years
Woo! Bright Eyes!! ~M~
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