Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Song of the Day - June 24, 2009

Today, I've picked To All The Lights in the Windows by the delightfully prolix and prolific Conor Oberst as Song of the Day. It's from his new album Outer South, which he made with the 'Mystic Valley Band'. I had some reservations about him when I first encountered his music. He seemed to me an artist very much in the mold of Neil Young: impulsive and eager to follow any whim that occurred to him to the point where he dilutes his talent and achievements. But apart from the Digital Ash in a Digital Urn excursion, Oberst has maintained a pretty solid batting average, never really tripping over his intentions or a lack of self-restraint unlike, say Ryan Adams, a cautionary tale for any musician if ever there were one.

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