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Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley BandOuter South
Record Label: Merge
Release Date: May 5, 2009
This review is a user submitted review from Travis Parno. You can see all of Travis Parno's submitted reviews here.
 
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04:17 PM on 05/09/09
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yeah, definately a bit of a letdown
04:32 PM on 05/09/09
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Yeah, I agree. Really disappointing. I wasn't big on his solo album either though.
04:57 PM on 05/09/09
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i liked the last solo effort more, but this definitely grew on me after a couple of listens. there really are some great songs on this album even though its not as strong.
05:03 PM on 05/09/09
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I think it is really quite good. Don't see any negative points about it really. I like all of the other member's songs, and Conor's songs are not even a bit of a letdown. I like the direction he went in with the band, although I do hope his next Bright Eyes release is more like his usual material.

I'd have given it an 84%.
05:05 PM on 05/09/09
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Also, I think Roosevelt Room is awesome, lyrics and all.
05:12 PM on 05/09/09
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This review is pretty awful.
05:15 PM on 05/09/09
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I think it is really quite good. Don't see any negative points about it really. I like all of the other member's songs, and Conor's songs are not even a bit of a letdown. I like the direction he went in with the band, although I do hope his next Bright Eyes release is more like his usual material.

I'd have given it an 84%.
This is pretty much my take on it.

Conor's self-titled release was definitely more focused and poignant, but this is still a pretty solid and quite enjoyable record.
05:23 PM on 05/09/09
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By the way, does anyone know when he'll be coming out with a new Bright Eyes album?
05:26 PM on 05/09/09
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I think it is really quite good. Don't see any negative points about it really. I like all of the other member's songs, and Conor's songs are not even a bit of a letdown. I like the direction he went in with the band, although I do hope his next Bright Eyes release is more like his usual material.

I'd have given it an 84%.
agreed. "bloodline" is my favorite track on the album.
06:17 PM on 05/09/09
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I still haven't heard this but I'm really looking forward to it. Sounds like it has a few negative issues though which is a bit shame.
06:31 PM on 05/09/09
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I like it.
08:09 PM on 05/09/09
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I didn't really dig this album.
10:04 PM on 05/09/09
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I enjoyed his solo album last year, but I was disappointed with this.
10:48 PM on 05/09/09
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i don't understand the hate for this album, but i can understand being a little disappointed.
i wasn't expecting it to be up to Bright Eyes' stuff, i just expected it to be a nice album that i'd enjoy listening to on repeat, and so far i do enjoy it.
i actually enjoyed the new Eagle on a Pole, and i thought "Spoiled" was great. actually some of the middle, from Nikorette to Spoiled i think is so great.
i can't fully say i dislike any song. maybe it's just my personal infatuation with Conor and anything he does is golden?

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