Saturday, June 5, 2010
Monsters of Folk are just that. Four musicians that are each "monsters", masters even of that genre. Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, and the always great M. Ward, all combined their talents to make a great album last year. The album was what we expected, but yet, nothing what we expected. The music was very much similar to these artists other projects, yet the lyrics, the stories, the songwriting, was nowhere near as mopey as Bright Eyes, or Ward himself. The record took a lot more upbeat turn and we got an album that is worthy of the title, Monsters of Folk.