Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Artist Fight: Oberst vs Darnielle

Years ago I tried and failed to like Bright Eyes. Ultimately it was the voice. Sure, the comparisons to Dylan were a bit annoying, but yeah. The voice just didn't do it for me. Although I did enjoy At the Bottom of Everything from 2005's I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning.

Today, like, right now, I'm trying and failing to like The Mountain Goats. I'm listening to All Eternals Deck as I write this, and, in fact, I'm pretty sure this album inspired me to put together this artist fight. Again with the voice. I just can't take it.

So.

Have at it. Who wins in a fist fight?


6 comments:

adam moorad said...

give oberst's solo records a try. there are two of them. the sound is a bit more organic. maybe you'll like.

Mel Bosworth said...

yeah, i don't know, adam. maybe i'll try.

adam moorad said...

i'll wager a coonskin that you'll like it.

Mel Bosworth said...

could use me a good coonskin

Matt DeBenedictis said...

I dream in darnielle.

Mel Bosworth said...

you rock, matt.