Noise Floor (Rarities 1998-2005)

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19

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  1. GregK
    Nov 4, 2006
    3
    Kevin... Sorry to say bud, but quantity does not trump quality. Brighteyes has been really trying, but fails to bring anything new to the table. Releasing B-Sides for mediocre music is a really shady thing to do.
  2. ToddW
    Oct 24, 2006
    2
    There's nothing that indicates artistic indifference towards one's audience more than cleaning out your song closet for mass consumption. All under the guise that it is somehow rare new music, worthy for our ever-eager ears. Yet that's precisely what Oberst does with this pile of literal musical crapola. There's nothing on here that is even remotely up to par with his There's nothing that indicates artistic indifference towards one's audience more than cleaning out your song closet for mass consumption. All under the guise that it is somehow rare new music, worthy for our ever-eager ears. Yet that's precisely what Oberst does with this pile of literal musical crapola. There's nothing on here that is even remotely up to par with his recent work, therefore money must be tight in Bright Eyes bank account. I'm wide awake, Connor, and this noise floors me for your audacity. Expand
Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. The songs on Noise Floor don’t rank with his best, but there’s a reckless spirit to the endeavor that’s alluring, and representative of his music overall.
  2. Noise Floor presents a mixed bag that will enthrall hardcore Conorites but leave others frequently reaching for the skip button.
  3. 70
    This orderly collection of messy leftovers suits his disheveled talents. [Nov 2006, p.137]