so i know that these topics sometimes start controversy and that is by no means my intention but...i think this is valid.
i was wondering if anyone has heard the new bright eyes album? it's getting alot of reviews saying that it's quite reminiscent of dylan and i know that alot of people hate the idea of branding a 21st century dylan (i too count myself in this group). but after listening to the album, i honestly felt the connection. it reminds me alot of dylan's stuff. lyrically and musically. does anyone else feel that way? or the opposite?
it's a pretty good album, not as good as "I'm Wide Awake", but this whole Dylan comparison thing has been going on forever, back when artists like Springsteen and Jackson Browne first hit the scene. Oberst has been getting those comparisons drawn forever. He's much different from Dylan - maybe political, but not even political in the same spectrum. His sound is folky - I'd say it's just journalists hyping it up.