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Everything I Am Is Yours Villagers 03:30
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So Simpatico Villagers 03:05
The Wonder Of You Villagers 02:48
Nothing Arrived Villagers 03:20
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Becoming A Jackal Villagers 03:21
Occupy Your Mind Villagers 02:53
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After his former band The Immediate had split, Dublin singer-songwriter
Conor O'Brien set about penning songs that would make him one of Ireland's most
critically acclaimed young stars. Originally a solo project, O'Brien recorded Villagers’
2010 debut album Becoming a Jackal in his friend Tommy McLaughlin's
attic studio in Donegal amid snowstorms and an idyllic countryside. The album
won praise for its humble honesty, beautiful melodies, and old-time warmth, as
well as topping the Irish charts and receiving a nomination for the Mercury
Music Prize. As time progressed Villagers grew into a full-scale band with
McLaughlin taking a prominent role alongside bassist Danny Snow, drummer James
Byrne and pianist Cormac Curran and together they created the more uplifting,
lush, fuller sounding second album {Awayland} in 2013. Still full of
acoustic lullabies and dreamy introspection, it earned comparisons with Bright
Eyes, Elliot Smith, and The Frames as it reached Number 16 in the UK and again
received a Mercury nomination. Their third album, Darling Arithmetic,
was released in 2015 and went Number 1 in Ireland just as their previous two
LPs had. 2016’s Where Have You Been All My Life? stalled at Number 13,
but 2018’s The Art of Pretending to Swim reached Number 2. They would
return to Number 2 with 2021’s Fever Dreams.