Behind the anonymous group hiding Phoebe Bridgers, fresh singer/songwriter finds both solo and in the supergroup boygenius, and Conor Oberst, the early 00-talsfolkrockens aging prodigy. And if you want to be a tad spiteful, or just cynical, one could argue that the BOCC is Obersts counterpart to when, say, Jay-Z enlists the services of last year's hippest producers to show that he still hangs out with.
really find to, and benefit from, each other in this configuration. Bridgers grinds the woody stickiga in the Oberst, at the same time as Oberst adds additional saltiness to the Bridgers voice. To have a songwriting partner to bounce ideas off of has also sharpened the front of all Obersts pencil: it was a long time ago he got a solid collection of songs that bite in.
Best track: ”Chesapeake”
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