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An Angle: We Can Breathe Under AlcoholWe Can Breathe Under Alcohol (2005)
Drive-Thru Records

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May 27, 2005 Drive-Thru Records SET FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Bright Eyes frontman announces release of secretly recorded album Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst has announced the immediate release of We Can Breathe Under Alcohol, an album secretly recorded around the time of I'm Wide Awake,.
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May 27, 2005

Drive-Thru Records

SET FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bright Eyes frontman announces release of secretly recorded album

Bright Eyes frontman Conor Oberst has announced the immediate release of We Can Breathe Under Alcohol, an album secretly recorded around the time of I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning and Digital Ash In A Digital Urn.

"I felt like with Morning I was a bit more folky than usual, and with Digital, well, obviously...so around the same time I ended up recording Alcohol, which are more of my basic takes," the Omaha native muttered in between swigs from a pocket flask. "I felt like releasing three albums on one day was a bit excessive, so I kept this one under wraps for a while and figured I'd put it out later on in the year." The captivating, epic, swirling, magnificent full-length will set a new standard for indie rock and has already been hailed by Rolling Stone and Spin as "Oberst fully settling into his niche like Grade F meat into a Taco Bell flour tortilla" and "the new envy of every breathing singer/songwriter worldwide," respectively.

"I don't know. It just sounds like a Bright Eyes album to me, I guess," said Oberst when asked of the record. Oberst's modesty is a mere testament to his astounding ability to write amazing personal narratives of lost loves and loves that never were, fully entrancing and captivating the listener for every passing second with his gentle acoustic strokes and emotional twang, and this isn't to mention inciting the angst of both the left and right wings with tracks like the modestly horn-laden, strangely upbeat "Change The World," a scathing attack on the media, political-minded affiliations, AND his own surroundings with such lines as "No more FCC, or NBC, or CBS, or ABC, and no more NRA, or the CIA, or the fast food nation, or gas price inflations, no more indie scene, no more indie scene." Again, however, Oberst downplays the song by responding, "Yeah, that was sort of just another take on 'Let's Not Shit Ourselves.' I even recycle a few media channel mentions from that song, like ABC, NBC, and CBS. I guess I was just feeling lazy." "Recycled," however, is not a word that fits well in the same breath as Alcohol.

Good Life frontman Tim Kasher even guests on a few tracks to help with the vibe of Alcohol. "He'd been wanting to collaborate for a while, so I figured what the hell," mentions Oberst. Kasher brings his moody, indie/acoustic take from last year's Album Of The Year to many, fully audible tracks on the album, like "True Love" and "Born In A Bottle." However, it's like Kasher isn't even there, a ghost in the background simply spreading the Saddle Creek sound further through the album.

Oberst has even announced plans to release it on, of all labels, former MCA/Geffen-distributed Drive-Thru Records. "I didn't want to hit Saddle Creek too hard financially with all these album releases, so it was easier for me to just do it in conjunction with someone else. Drive-Thru has put out some of my favorit-...some of my more recent...er, I'm good friends with one of their band's guitar techs, so it was a no-brainer."

Like his past classics, influences on the record include Bob Dylan and James Taylor. "Well, like I said. It's a Bright Eyes album. What the hell more do you want?" Oberst growls as he spits high-proof liquor in this adamant press release combatant's face, which brings it to another point: The obvious effect of alcohol on the record. "You wanna make something of it?" asks Oberst. Impossible, when the man has already made something: An American classic of an album, and proved himself as someone who's already let a moderated amount of the album title subject pour into his heart and soul, and thus give an honest reflection of a battled and bruised folk hero in We Can Breathe Under Alcohol.

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kingofsuck (June 22, 2006)

I remember like a year ago there was an article about this guy in AP. One of the funniest things I have ever read.

Anonymous (June 13, 2006)

listen to this album before you write about it. granted, "...and take it with a grain of salt" sounded similar to bright eyes but "we can breathe under alcohol" sounds nothing like an angle's earlier releases, nor anything bright eyes had ever put out. ever better yet, give the new ep "5 days 5 songs" a listen. you'll be even more surprised.

Anonymous (April 29, 2006)

are you retarded?
conor obserst has nothing to so with "we can breathe under alcohol"
"we can breathe under alcohol" was released by "an angle" from sacremento cali.

retard.

Anonymous (April 19, 2006)

Fuck!? ! hahaha sows>.

Anonymous (January 23, 2006)

This music sucks and this review is entirely accurate. If the reviewer didnt listen to the album, good for him cause its a waste of fucking time. The live show is even worse, sacramento has to put up with this garbage on a regular basis.

Sirens (September 23, 2005)

Fuck you and your review.
Nothing personal. Just dont mess with my home boy.

Anonymous (August 22, 2005)

This was the worst reveiw ever. I don't think you even listened to the album, you just read some crap on the internet about you are supposed to feel. This album is amazing and the live show is even better.

Anonymous (July 30, 2005)

I really do hope that the guy from this band reads how much we all think we sucks his own ass...cause this is some real tripe...no shit!

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

I never comment on these but I have to express how much this record totally sucks! It's also funny seeing the band members and 15 year old NFG fans sticking up for the record which makes it only look more pathetic, and what's up with this guy's drunk schtick? Lame! NEXT!

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

I give this record a zero by the way

Anonymous (July 27, 2005)

this "band" or this Kris Anaya guy are from Sacramento CA and this should be avoided at all costs!!!! I live in this city and I must say it is painful to be here with shit like this being shoved down the local show-goer's throat. It's really stale sounding, contrived and unoriginal. The lyrics are horible, the musical arrangements are dull and all the orchestral arrangement in the world couldn't save An Angle from sucking so damn hard. I gave ita shot, I really did and I even went to a show of theirs.

Dear An Angle,

I want my money back!
oh and the main dude in the band was a total pretentious ass monger.

Anonymous (July 8, 2005)

im getting the impression that this article says conno oberst is a part of an angle..... its a completely different band that sounds A LOT like brighteyes...but its not brighteyes

Anonymous (June 30, 2005)

this album is cool i havent even listened to bright eyes but all i know is this album is good.

Anonymous (June 20, 2005)

I hate it how this album is compared to bright eyes. No similarity whatsoever. The last bright eyes album Digital Urn in a Digital Ash was crap anyways.

This album on the other hand is quite promising. Im really digging the first track off this album. *thumbs up*
-chris

Anonymous (June 18, 2005)

This was a fabulous review. It was hilarious. That guy from An Angle is so blatantly ripping off Bright Eyes that he can't even hide it. He claims to hate Bright Eyes, but he steals Conor's lyrics and completely imitates his sounds. I mean, come on, it's one thing to have influences, but when you completely COPY your influences' sound, it won't get you respect from anyone.

Anonymous (June 16, 2005)

This is painfull to listen too and anyone who thinks this is a good album has serious problems

Anonymous (June 16, 2005)

I had to listen to this band after reading the review, this kid sounds exactly like Connor oberst, its just so obvious its funny, AVOID THIS

Anonymous (June 7, 2005)

I think An Angle fucking rocks this album out. sounds like bright eyes?! who cares if it does or not.. how many other bands out there sound like NFG, Senses Fail, and a million other bands.. give the guy credit.. hes been around for a little while recording and playing shows..seriously.. hes trying to makke it in the music scene.. he wants fans.. and if you dont like him dont say that about the whole bright eyes stuff!

Anonymous (June 4, 2005)

thats a great review. I honestly love bright eyes. The song writer in this band seems to have only listened to bright eyes and nothing else, but in all that time he spent listening to bright eyes he never grasped the actual meanings behind any of the songs (thinks he does). I really wouldn't mind this band with the sounding like bright eyes part if 1.) the songwriter had one original thought (take the basic meaning behind a BE song then get rid of any literary wit) 2.) didnt steal the exact instumentals and melodies from BE.

Anonymous (June 1, 2005)

The interview in the latest AP with this guy is hilarious.

- Kirby

Anonymous (June 1, 2005)

"In the conquest for an original, innovative sound"

... the CONQUEST? That's wrong and retarded.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

Rawker....you have to be being sarcastic. I dont care if you are or not. Im laughing my ass off and everyone else should be too :)

Calm down the homophobia fuckers, this isnt a Slipknot review.

-!GreenVandal!

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

Posted by swingline on 2005-05-28 16:33:46
i came up with this:
http://www.bornbackwards.com/worstzines/main.html
sort of amusing

I was looking at that and decided to look at emotionalpunk, and lookie lookie what I found in one of their reviews:

"In the conquest for an original, innovative sound, Drive-Thru Records (until lately) has ceased to disappoint. "

Christ almighty...

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

It's hard to take the album seriously after hearing the first song and realizing this isn't Bright Eyes. It's way too similar even to be given a fair chance.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

oh, wank.

i am a fan of bright eyes...
and im still drawn to an angle.

fuck it. i love the an angle CD.
everyone get over themselves
and try actually listening to it.
it is good.

Anonymous (May 31, 2005)

"drive-thru is a reputable label."

Yeah, a label with a reputation for pimping whatever they think might sell, with no concern for originality or quality.

Yeah and Epitaph and Fat have SO much diversity in their roster. Such originality...whatever.

Anonymous (May 30, 2005)

drive-thru is a reputable label. they just wouldn't let something like that happen.

i-type-poorly (May 30, 2005)

Sigh, it always saddens me to see cute girls in terrible bands.

Another Thee Michelle Gun Elephant sighting? Why is everyone talking about this band all the sudden?

iheartadam (May 30, 2005)

First.

And jesus christ, get out of my state. Get out of Gnomey's state. Just....get out.

nfgpunker728 (May 30, 2005)

haha im glad to know im so hated.

iheartadam (May 30, 2005)

First.

Anonymous (May 30, 2005)

everyone should just listen to thee michelle gunn elephant

Anonymous (May 30, 2005)

I'm glad the haters all have such *strong* defenses against An Angle. Words like moron and faggot sure make you sound intelligent! Awesome. But anyway, obviously no one is going to change his or her opinions anytime soon (maybe you need to see An Angle live to understand), so let's just agree to disagree.

Anonymous (May 30, 2005)

nfg punker....you're the biggest fucking faggot i've come across on the net. congrats you fucking homo.

Anonymous (May 30, 2005)

poignant review.

wyzo

nfgpunker728 (May 30, 2005)

i agree dude, an angle is awesome.

nfgpunker728 (May 30, 2005)

what? no i really like an angle. is there a problem with that?

vocalyouth (May 30, 2005)

nfgpunker, go home, you work for drive thru records or don't have ears.

and you're right, An Angle is amazing. Amazing as in it's amazing Conor Oberst hasn't sued him for plagurism.

nfgpunker728 (May 30, 2005)

"Anaya is probably one of the most candid and self-aware people AP’s
ever featured" AP mag.

thats right sports fans, An Angle is amazing

muskawo_ (May 29, 2005)

Clever review. Before I'd even read it, I was gonna come in and say "Isn't this that bright eyes rip off band?" Seems like thats all they'll ever be known as.

iheartadam (May 29, 2005)

First.

Anonymous (May 29, 2005)

"i highly doubt an angle thought to themselves, "conor oberst is so hot right now. let's make an entire album that sounds like bright eyes and see if we can be as successful as him." "

and that's where you're wrong

Anonymous (May 29, 2005)

"drive-thru is a reputable label."

Yeah, a label with a reputation for pimping whatever they think might sell, with no concern for originality or quality.

Anonymous (May 29, 2005)

it's not just the voice, you moron. look at the album cover. look at the song titles. look at the lyrics. look at him.

anyone's argument for an angle is totally lame.

Anonymous (May 29, 2005)

kudos to brian. the review was humorous..... until people took it to the extreme, that is. holy angle bashing batman. bright eyes is one band. an angle is another. sorry you missed the memo. both are extremely talented and should be commended for their abilities. i highly doubt an angle thought to themselves, "conor oberst is so hot right now. let's make an entire album that sounds like bright eyes and see if we can be as successful as him."

drive-thru is a reputable label. they just wouldn't let something like that happen.

Anonymous (May 29, 2005)

it's sad how some people are so quick to jump on an angle's case... i'm sure half of the people here have listened to what, one song in total? i won't deny that there are similarities with bright eyes, but in no way was this some sort of gimmick to boost sales. a voice is a voice. it's not something you can just change. deal with it, people.

psychoos231 (May 29, 2005)

This shit AND Bright Eyes are fucking lame..such terrible music

vocalyouth (May 28, 2005)

Yes, other people sound like conor's voice, one that comes to mind is Kevin Devine. However. Kevin Devine doesn't cut and paste together parts of random bright eyes songs and lyrics in attempts to pass it off as original material. Actually, Kevin Devine kicks ass, so does Miracle of 86. Yep. This band still eats shit, though. Drive Thru deserves no respect.

Anonymous (May 28, 2005)

you can tell that they have some talent but the album is horribly trite and boring. Don't buy it.

Anonymous (May 28, 2005)

Looks like the entire Drive-Thru junior high street team came out of the woodwork to post inane, positive comments on this review.

swingline (May 28, 2005)

i came up with this:
http://www.bornbackwards.com/worstzines/main.html

sort of amusing

Anonymous (May 28, 2005)

And I don't think it's necessary to go bashing Drive-Thru Records either, Drive-Thru is a great label and I have a lot of respect for them.

You might want to Google the terms 'Midtown / Drive-Thru / Punknews.org'

- Kirby

Anonymous (May 28, 2005)

I think "nfgpunker" deserves some credit, not only for pretty clearly inventing a bunch of other screen names and then posting under them, but for what is also clearly brilliant satire. No one in their right mind could be that excited about this band.

Anonymous (May 28, 2005)

I like An Angle, and I think a lot of people do. And to go around bashing them just because they may sound somewhat like Bright Eyes is ridiculous. And I don't think it's necessary to go bashing Drive-Thru Records either, Drive-Thru is a great label and I have a lot of respect for them.

iheartadam (May 28, 2005)

You know Brian, you'd be much cooler if you were Brain from Escape From New York. Especially if Kruller was that hot older chick who protected you frmo the other gangs.

Anonymous (May 28, 2005)

No, I think he's right. Either them or Trustkill.

-Chinatown

Anonymous (May 28, 2005)

"drive thru might be the worst thing to happen to music"

You might be the worst thing to happen to music you egotistical cunt.

inagreendase (May 28, 2005)

Also, who the fuck plays the trombone sitting down?

Any and all K-12 bands?

Anonymous (May 28, 2005)

comments on other comments here:

of course bright eyes has his influences. no band exists in a vaccuum. but he doesnt sound EXACTLY THE SAME as dylan or leonard cohen. its pretty unanimous that an angle sounds EXACTLY like bright eyes. i find it hard to believe that this dude just happened to develop his own songwriting style that resembles an already popular one so much.

ripping on bright eyes for being "depressing" all the time stopped being valid about 2 years ago. neither of his new records are like that, hell, even "lifted" wasnt really like that. its one of those things people say to make fun of a band before actually listening to what they're doing lately.

drive thru might be the worst thing to happen to music

Anonymous (May 28, 2005)

this review made me chuckle

this band is a bunch of forced, contrived bullshit

vocalyouth (May 28, 2005)

All of an angles friends came to defend this turdpile! hahaha!
While I never had very much respect for drive thru, I definitley have none at all now after realeasing 2 blatent ripoff albums by this hack. Honestly, if you like this shit you should be over at absolutepunk.net, and the sad part is, im pretty sure those kids won't even give this band the time of day.

toffuticutie (May 28, 2005)

this cd is hot
its a must have!!!!!
listen & you'll love it too!!

sweetdylannutzpt (May 28, 2005)

This album is even better than the first. This is a MUST BUY! A masterpiece indeed.

iheartadam (May 28, 2005)

Is this a Guy or a Girl?

Also, who the fuck plays the trombone sitting down? That's a game misconduct right there. I'm going to have to ask you to leave the ice.

ubershep (May 28, 2005)

He likes Bright Eyes, get over it.

Anonymous (May 28, 2005)

This album kicks ass, maybe not all the way, but it still kicks some ass. It might be a little the same sound as Bright Eyes, but you cannot compare every band with another. You have to look at each band and notice their goods and bads. An Angle has lots of goods and any musician or critic of music should realize the talent that is coming from this album and realize that maybe he is not ripping off Bright Eyes but is creating music that he likes and hopes others will like.

Anonymous (May 28, 2005)

I dont see how you can like this and not like Bright Eyes...

The cd's ok but it does sound like a bunch of Conors songs that could quite make it on the album.

Save_The_Seen (May 27, 2005)

ok i've heard bright eyes once. and personally, in my words "he sucked." now i'm not bashing anyone who likes him just my personal opinion, i mean people dislike my music all the time (but those people often end up being deaf). ok on to An Angle. obviously he can't be bright eyes cause kris doesn't blow. yeah this cd is my new jam music. the first track blew me away. i play "green water" constantly. it's really great. so this review must be a joke, or well lets just leave it as a joke. k well go get it. you won't be dissapointed.

nfgpunker728 (May 27, 2005)

im lovin the new album my friends...

nfgpunker728 (May 27, 2005)

"An Angle is truly unique and whatever you think you are getting you will be wrong. I was in love with this album pretty quickly, though some of the tracks are a bit long for my tastes. This is hard to describe other then to say An Angle is a band that stands out on it's own. They do not sound like anyone in particular and this is why I like them so much. It is one thing to be unique it is another thing to be unique and good and that is exactly what this album is, Unique and good"

im telling you...purchase it, youll be glad you did

nfgpunker728 (May 27, 2005)

An Angle alone is made up of several members, playing everything from the guitar to the xylophone, the viola bass to the organ, yet they also have the “We Can Breathe Under An Orchestra” adding classical strings and brass

come on guys dont be shy. buy the cd

inagreendase (May 27, 2005)

I kind of surprised nobody reviewed the At The Drive In

I have shottie on this one.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

score is for the review

oberst and everything saddle creek puts out suck monkeybutt

ElVaquero (May 27, 2005)

Man this review was confusing. But if this really is just Bright Eyes b-sides, I'm staying far far away.

nfgpunker728 (May 27, 2005)

amazing album

nfgpunker728 (May 27, 2005)

*******An Angle*******
We Can Breathe Under Alcohol

nfgpunker728 (May 27, 2005)

You dont have it? What are you thinking!? !? Go out and buy it! all of you

nfgpunker728 (May 27, 2005)

An angle is so much better than bright eyes. Dude these guys are amazing.

nfgpunker728 (May 27, 2005)

You must buy this album its freaking amazing. An angle is amazing

nfgpunker728 (May 27, 2005)

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww

sooo awesome

nfgpunker728 (May 27, 2005)

This Album is freaking amazing. If you do not own it you mustt go out there and purchase. one of the best bands out there. Theres no stoppin them. They freaking rock. to bad the score only goes up to 10 cuase id give them a 96969696969 there AMAZINGGGGG

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

I like how every time people start making fun of An Angle, one person from the band or a girlfriend or something pops up and acts completely amazed that anyone would even compare them to Bright Eyes.

This shit sucks.

Someone needs to tell An Angle they're not from Omaha.

Kenjamin (May 27, 2005)

Bright Eyes' older stuff sounds too much like Davide Dondero. Also, he's only sold 200,000 records!?!?! So many bands would make a deal with satan to have record sales like that !!! Idiot.

vocalyouth (May 27, 2005)

this band eats shit. i have listened to them, and sometimes still head over to the purevolume page and wonder how something so blatently unoriginal can be released, and that the band and label seem to have no problem with it. i really, really don't understand. the cover of the last album even ripped off 'fevers and mirrors' for crying out loud. hopefully no one is buying into this shit, i have no idea how many records an angle has sold, but hopefully its 0 or the ones that have been sold were bought for comedy purposes or something. and if that dude below is from the band, he forgot the line "i don't read the reviews, i do not play for you"

kirbypuckett (May 27, 2005)

Drive-Thru has put out some of my favorit-...some of my more recent...er, I'm good friends with one of their band's guitar techs, so it was a no-brainer."

Favorite line btw.

- Kirby

kirbypuckett (May 27, 2005)

By the way, let's go over all of the bands on your site and I can find out the 10 bands they ripped off as well.?

This is Punknews.org and the website covers just about everything, go read the FAQ. Just because other bands sound like so-and-so does not mean it will not be covered. An Angle, has the top review on the list and it was a negative review. The website is fair and the critic has the right to express his/her own review.

It's an opinion, you don't have to like it and no one has to agree with it but the writer himself.

- Kirby

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

Oberst fully settling into his niche like Grade F meat into a Taco Bell flour tortilla

That was comedy gold right there.

Back to listening to the new Darkest Hour.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

One of the best reviews I have ever read. Anyone who doesnt think this is ripoff shit is in some sort of complex denial. I dont even know how An Angle or Drive Thru believe that they can get away with this kind of plagiarism.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

How is the ATDI collection? Anyone? I never liked them enough to pick up their individual albums, but a greatest hits comp is intriguing.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

it's funny when bands read their reviews and get pissed off. I rest my case with the comment below.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

Your review is as original as making Bright Eyes jokes. Ever realize Conor rips off 10 other bands? Yes, he is a fucking genius, but I want you to come up with one of the so called "bright eyes ripoffs" that write songs as great as An Angle. By the way, let's go over all of the bands on your site and I can find out the 10 bands they ripped off as well. Ever notice that Alkaline Trio sound just like the smoking popes? How about Taking Back Sunday sound like The Stryder? What about every band on Fat who sounds like each other. What about the entire hardcore scene? You can cut all of that into one giant breakdown of shit. Oh wait, I found a new way to play "chug-chug-chug" and a new metal riff! Screamo? come on! The biggest gimmick on the planet.

An Angle has songwriting skills. You can't deny it. Yes, there are definitely Bright Eyes comparisons, but thre are also obvious infulences of the Cure, Bob Dylan, Violent Femmes, and other bands. He can't change his voice, and he will always sound like Conor. Too bad.

The fucking sheep who post comments on the board without even hearing the CD is another big joke. If you are that fucking much of a follower, you should jump off a cliff with the other lemmings. Get an opinion of your own, rather than following some asshole's opinion on a website. How embarrassing.

Bright Eyes only sold 200,000 CDs so I don't think that is the kind of huge success anyone is trying to jump on.

One last thing, it is so easy to rip on bands. How about using some skill writing your reviews?

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

That's the best review I've ever read on this site. Cracked me up. Then again, we are living in a world without the third season of Chapelle's Show, so my humor level may be distorted.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

I kind of surprised nobody reviewed the At The Drive In or Troubled Hubble cd.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

Bright Eyes was on Austin City Limits the other night, it was actually really good.

ubershep (May 27, 2005)

Great review.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

Bright eyes is a dysfunctional little twat, why would anyone want to sound or be like him? ..............On the other hand he could probabaly get laid with different teenager every night if he wanted to.... then again they might break his heart and we will have to listen to more of his shit for years to come.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

she can play my man-flute any day.
Agreed.

Good review, score's for sarcasm and misunderstandings.
c.door

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

I highly fucking doubt this is anywhere near as good as bright eyes, oberst is a genious

this kid A. looks retarded B. probably got drunk once in his life

paul

theundergroundscene (May 27, 2005)

"Drive-Thru has put out some of my favorit-...some of my more recent...er, I'm good friends with one of their band's guitar techs, so it was a no-brainer."

that part was really really funny

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

that one chick in the band is kinda hot.

she can play my man-flute any day.

flamebaitnickloving (May 27, 2005)

why hasn't anyone assassinated anyone involved with this?

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

i heard this kid cant even buy alchol yet.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

This band is way better than Bright Eyes. People, I know it's fun to say the same thing over and over ("This band is ripping off Bright Eyes!"), but at this point it's unnecessary and totally uninteresting. Please find a new criticism, or a new joke, or whatever.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

all i've ever heard from or about this band is that its a complete bright eyes rip off.

paul

theundergroundscene (May 27, 2005)

this guy is such a fag

being proud of being a loser who gets depressed and gets drunk is pretty damn pathetic

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

That Drive-Thru rip is classic. But yeah, there are far too many Bright Eyes-alikes around, when one of them more than suffices.

Joe

BrandonSideleau (May 27, 2005)

OT- what should I do for my next review? a newer band's latest ("French Toast", "Supersystem") or a classic ("The Gun Club- Las Vegas Story", "The Swans- Filth")?

swingline (May 27, 2005)

simmer down. it's been addressed.

bloodbrothersburnpiano (May 27, 2005)

"what the fuck is wrong with oberst!? no time for a new desaparecidos record and then out of nowhere he comes out with this."

firstlythe review is a joke. second, desa. broke up becuase the bassist fucked one too many 12 year olds.

bloodbrothersburnpiano (May 27, 2005)

if this really were a bright eyes album, it would bve by far the worst he has ever released. the fact that somebody would even put out something that sound this much like something else is just disgraceful.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

yeah my friend dug up this band last year. fucking disgraceful.

obviously with the success of bright eyes we're going to have a lot of xerox bands, but this is just too much, right down to the old cd art/old website, a direct rip off.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

he probably should have mentioned his sarcasm for all the fucktards who took it seriously.
bright eyes would never record something that sucks as much as 75% of this album.
score is for the review.

xblakeyoung (May 27, 2005)

Great review. Not as good as Forty's Madball review though.

colin (May 27, 2005)

great review
never heard this band, but the label releasing the album basically told me i didn't need to.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

Great review. I just listened to a few tracks and its amazing how much it sounds like Bright Eyes...they werent even trying to hide it. Check out thier website and look for the cover of thier other album....bastardized Fevers and Mirrors.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

* clap clap clap *

aubin (May 27, 2005)

Great review, Brian.

swingline (May 27, 2005)

oops. i only read the first few lines... and all those sally fields reviews distorted my perception.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

Score is for the review. Pretty funny.

Marlon (May 27, 2005)

what the fuck is wrong with oberst!? no time for a new desaparecidos record and then out of nowhere he comes out with this.

It's a sarcastic commentary swingline. Brian is mocking Drive Thru and An Angel by trying to make money of of Conor Oberst and Tim Kasher.

Anonymous (May 27, 2005)

I think the review's supposed to be sarcastic.

swingline (May 27, 2005)

what the fuck is wrong with oberst!? no time for a new desaparecidos record and then out of nowhere he comes out with this.

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