|1. A Spindle, A Darkness, A Fever, And A Necklace|
|2. A Scale, A Mirror And Those Indifferent Clocks|
|3. The Calender Hung Itself...|
|4. Something Vague|
|5. The Movement Of A Hand|
|7. When The Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass|
|8. Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh|
|9. The Center Of The World|
|10. Sunrise, Sunset|
|11. An Attempt To Tip The Scales|
|12. A Song To Pass The Time|
Shut your mouth.
I'm sick of people dissing this guy just because either:
1) They hate his voice.
2) They think he's selfish.
3) They think he's emo.
Yes, this is, in fact, emo music. "Emotional music." But this guy does not interpret to be like some guy from Weezer, purposely being depressed to get attention. The interview was fake. It's obvious. Get on with your life and stop dissing things that are meant to be HUMOR, because I think that that interview was the only escape from all the emotion that went through this album. I could not possibly listen to this all without breaking down into depression. Thank God for humor.
if i wanted to get a guy, i would not admit to liking this album.
if i wanted to get my @ss kicked, i would admit to liking this album.
I don't see what everyone has against his chord progressions. They're simple, and he says so himself.
The way I see it is, the songs are only vehicles for his words. You can't put Bright Eyes on and go do something else - you have to sit there and listen to what he's saying. I don't think he's trying to convey "wisdom" at all - he's just saying what he has to say. Evidently this boy has an incredible amount of sadness, and this is is way of venting. To me, the "Curious girl" sounds like sitting in his living room, just listening.
If you want really good music, don't buy this album. If you want to hear one tortured young individual's view of the world, hear his pounding chords in your head for the next few weeks, and become very, very sad, while feeling like you love life and everything is beautiful...buy this album.
Okay, not so much.
This album is kinda a downer ("From a cradle to a casket there ain't no way to escape. The sunrise and the sunset. Hold your sadness like a puppet, just putting on the play." I'm sure I will be singing that to my future kids as a good-night lullaby sometime.) But... it kinda scares me how much I like this CD. It makes me think that I just might be slightly unstable.
But enough about me. Conor is an amazing songwriter at any rate, even if he tends to be over the top at times. His lyrics are so intense- it's very personal. Most of his songs are about his seemingly pathetic and meaningless existance. There are a few bad relationships, a few musings over the escape that death offers, and a lot of just general "lets have a pitty party for Conor, he is so troubled and sad."
As for his voice, you are either going to hate it or love it. I think that it enhances the songs. Sure, it's not that pretty to listen to, but when you're singing "I drug your ghost across the country and we plotted out my death. In every city memories would whisper 'here is where you rest'," bubble-gum pop perfection doesn't really seem to fit. His voice is unique, though. I love how he can go from quiet depression to near-screaming (yet still understandable) anguished vocals all in the same song, while sounding like he might break down in tears at anytime.
Musically, there is a lot of variety on the CD. Not every song has the same tempo and the same beat, so I'm not bored by the end of the CD. The songs even change their feel within themselves. 'Sunrise Sunset' is the perfect example.Read more ›