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Don't Fall In Love With Everyone You See

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Red
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Kansas City
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Lady Liberty
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My Bad Days
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Westfall
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Happy Hearts
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Dead Dog Song
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Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas
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Okkervil River Song
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 9   Total Length: 46:13

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Best Album

BetterMetalSnake

I'm in love with this album, above the rest. The rawness and authenticity will change your life...

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worth it for Westfall alone

kajman

i'm a big fan of the band. Westfall is must own. The rest is good, not great.

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Great Album

BryanEarl

We all know that we can expect to be blown away by any Okkervil River album by now, so I'll just say that if you have to choose just two tracks on the album, go with Red, Westfall and The Okkervil River Song. They rank among the best that Okkervil River has ever done. The Okkervil River Song perfectly recalls the isolation of childhood and the joy to be found in companionship. And Westfall. Westfall is simply one of the best songs ever written. It's a perfectly timed, shocking, evocative story that will never leave your head.

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Evil don't look like anything.

wu

Sure, suggesting that "Westfall" is one of the best songs of the modern era is a hopeless task. Okkervil River's downplayed melodies and synchopated banjo-infused musical creations will never catch on with a modern, gum-chewing audience and therefore reach the popularity necessary to achieve the title I propose. Nevertheless, "Westfall" is a trip so seemingly whimsical and phantasmagoric you don't realize that what you're tapping your feet to is a song about nihlistic adolescent murder.

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My personal favourite

Dizroy

Pretty much impeccable from start to finish, and has the two OR tracks I admire the most--"Westfall" and "Listening to Otis Redding..."

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Best of the Best

hologram

Whats so great about OR is, every fan has a different favorite album by them. I have to hand it to them for their newer releases because they have polished up their sound incredibly. This album just has so much heart into it. A little rough on the edges, sure, but thats what makes it so intriguing. There seems to be more uptempo songs that have quite an alt-country (even a bluegrass) feel to it. Overall very unique, any fans of bands such as The Decemberists should start with this album.

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Great album

silverspade

If you like the out of tune vocals of Bright Eyes, and the minor sounds of ol' time music you will like this band. I REALLY enjoyed the album. The songs where Daniel Johnston sings are fantastic!

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merfdawg

I cannot say enough good things about this album, or this band. Will Sheff's (of Shearwater) songwriting is beautiful, in a dark somber way. The music rises and falls from whispers to crescendos, while always complementing the lyrics perfectly. Sheff's voice is dry and cracked, adding an unusual warmth and human side to his intimate lyrics.

eMusic Features

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Interview: Okkervil River

By Hilary Hughes, Contributor

Memories of adolescence tend to be peppered with moments of mortification: Puberty, first kisses, monumental heartbreaks, awkward attempts at experimentation, initial encounters with real world vices and the last dwindling bits of innocence between the final days of grade school and the moment we move into our freshman dorms. Revisiting these milestones can be a painful endeavor, but for Will Sheff of Okkervil River, it proved inspiring. Their first record since 2011's I Am Very Far,… more »

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36 Songs To Soothe the Pain

By Wondering Sound Staff, Contributor

Whether you're happily married or told Cupid to shove it a long time ago, we can all agree on one thing: to quote the one-and-only Nazareth, "Love hurts/ Love scars/ Love wounds/ And mars." Or something. That's why we went ahead and compiled a list of 36 Songs To Soothe the Pain, from the bloodletting confessionals of Neko Case, Bright Eyes and Sunny Day Real Estate to the melancholic melodies of Sigur Rós, the Shangri-Las… more »

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Six Degrees of The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds

By Rachael Maddux, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »

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Six Degrees of The Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds

By Rachael Maddux, Contributor

It used to be easier to pretend that an album was its own perfectly self-contained artifact. The great records certainly feel that way. But albums are more permeable than solid, their motivations, executions and inspirations informed by, and often stolen from, their peers and forbearers. It all sounds awfully formal, but it's not. It's the very nature of music — of art, even. The Six Degrees features examine the relationships between classic records and five… more »

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Interview: Okkervil River’s Will Sheff

By Amanda Petrusich, Contributor

There's no better anchor for Okkervil River's brawny, brainy art-rock than the band's hyper-articulate frontman, Will Sheff: His vocals rush and recede, swell and shrink, changing every few bars to better suit the stories he tells. eMusic's Amanda Petrusich spoke with Sheff — fresh off a week of doctor-ordered voice-rest — about ditching the concept album, living in New York, keeping quiet and pursuing "a bigness that's not polite." I'm glad to hear that you're able to… more »

They Say All Music Guide

Marking the point when audiences started to warm up to Okkervil River’s delicate yet explosive sound, Don’t Fall in Love With Everyone You See foreshadows a band that would soon be capable of the fantastic follow-up Down the River of Golden Dreams, but here, they still sound a bit green. So what if Okkervil River wasn’t quite up to snuff at this juncture? They soon would be, the songs hold merit, and aspirations of grandeur snake out and about, most notably in the horn-driven “Lady Liberty.” But amidst all of the goodness, Will Sheff’s vocals often detract from the listening. During the nine tracks of Don’t Fall in Love With Everyone You See, Sheff sometimes seems too desperate to sing the songs with the naturalness they deserve, exuding false confidence in a manner that suggests his discomfort for writing himself out of his vocal range. Although most songs survive this disadvantage — as in the building opener “Red,” where the melody Sheff is aiming at (coupled with a lovely set of lyrics) balances the scale — this is what keeps Don’t Fall in Love With Everyone You See from obtaining the high quality Okkervil River later achieved. – Gregory McIntosh

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