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Monsters of Folk

While the name conjures up images of big, looming beastly creatures, Monsters of Folk ($8) is actually quite an enjoyable musical experience. The supergroup is made up of M. Ward (She & Him), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes) and their music is melodic, relaxing and yet somehow still upbeat. And people, you should hear the harmonies - they're enough to make a girl swoon.

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yoga ninja mama

Posted on 11.05.09 at 6:15 AM

i am SO STOKED to see this on OB! i'm a long time bright eyes fan, geez, i think i started listening to conor/bright eyes in 8th grade? i feel old. anyway, m ward, jim james, and mike mogis are timeless too. also, i just saw them about two weeks ago at the orpheum theatre here in phoenix. incredible. their talent is epic. <3 MOF!

Robin

Posted on 11.05.09 at 8:04 AM

So, so glad you like it! It always feels a bit risky to put up music reviews (individual taste and all that), and it's great to know we've got readers who appreciate us spreading the word about different artists.

jen

Posted on 11.05.09 at 11:27 AM

I am also stiked this is on here!!!! What am I listening to right now you ask? Umm this album. It is awesome on every level. I saw them last week here in Omaha, and it was amaaaazing. My husband went to high school with Conor, and we are both HUGE fans of M Ward, so how could we not love this? It is so worth a listen, I promise. I also <3 MOF!!

Caitlin

Posted on 11.05.09 at 3:21 PM

This record is much too good to be true. I thought I was dreaming when I heard they'd all gotten together.

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