Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998–2005)

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Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998-2005)
Compilation album by Bright Eyes
Released October 24, 2006 (US)
Recorded 1998-2005
Genre Indie rock, indie folk
Label Saddle Creek (US)
Bright Eyes chronology
Motion Sickness
Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998-2005)
Four Winds EP
(March 2007)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Pitchfork Media 6.4/10 link
Robert Christgau (dud) link

Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998–2005) is a compilation of previously recorded but unreleased or hard-to-find songs by Bright Eyes.

The compilation was released on CD and vinyl on October 24, 2006 on Saddle Creek Records. The vinyl version of the album includes five extra tracks not found on the CD.[1] Unlike the cover pictured, sometimes the artwork consists of a case completely decorated in flowers, there is no text on the case, and the cover pictured is sometimes included over the other cover. The inlay includes lyrics and a personal comment from Conor Oberst for most songs. The entire album can be streamed at the Saddle Creek store website.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Mirrors and Fevers" (Don't Be Frightened of Turning the Page EP - 2000)
  2. "I Will Be Grateful for This Day" (Sub Pop Singles Club 7" - 2001)
  3. "Trees Get Wheeled Away" (Lost & Found, Volume 1 compilation - 2003)
  4. "Drunk Kid Catholic" (Drunk Kid Catholic EP - 2001)
  5. "Spent on Rainy Days" ("Home Volume IV" on Post Parlo Records - 2002)
  6. "The Vanishing Act" ("Too Much of a Good Thing" 7" - 1999)
  7. "Soon You Will Be Leaving Your Man" ("Motion Sickness" 7" - 2000)
  8. "Blue Angels Air Show" (DIW Magazine 7" - 2002)
  9. "Weather Reports" (Unreleased 7" with M. Ward)
  10. "Seashell Tale" (Unreleased 7" with M. Ward)
  11. "Bad Blood" (The Album Leaf split 7" - 2001)
  12. "Amy in the White Coat" (3 More Hit Songs from Bright Eyes UK single - 2002)
  13. "Devil Town" (The Late Great Daniel Johnston compilation - 2004)
  14. "I've Been Eating (For You) (Drunk Kid Catholic EP - 2001)
  15. "Happy Birthday to Me (February 15)" (Drunk Kid Catholic EP - 2001)
  16. "Motion Sickness" ("Motion Sickness" 7" - 2000)
  17. "Act of Contrition" (Second Thoughts compilation - 2000)
  18. "Hungry for a Holiday" (Album Leaf split 7" - 2001)
  19. "When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is Under Glass Again" (Sub Pop singles club 7" - 2001)
  20. "Entry Way Song" (Amos House Vol. 2 compilation 2002)
  21. "It's Cool, We Can Still Be Friends" (Transmission One: Tea at the Palaz of Hoon compilation - 2000)

Tracks 17-21 are exclusive to the vinyl version.
"Act of Contrition" and "It's Cool, We Can Still Be Friends" also appear on the Japanese CD version.


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