Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998–2005)

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Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998–2005)
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Compilation album by Bright Eyes
Released October 24, 2006 (US)
October 9, 2006 (EU)
Recorded 1998–2005
Genre
Length 60:58
Label
Bright Eyes chronology
Motion Sickness
(2005)
Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998–2005)
(2006)
Four Winds (EP)
(2007)
Vinyl cover

Noise Floor (Rarities: 1998–2005) is a compilation of previously recorded but unreleased or hard-to-find songs by Bright Eyes. The compilation album collects selected Bright Eyes singles, one-offs, unreleased tracks, collaborations and covers recorded between 1998 and 2005.

Release[edit]

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.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 67/100[2]
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) received mostly positive reviews from contemporary music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 67, based on 19 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Original album Length
1. "Mirrors and Fevers" Don't Be Frightened of Turning the Page (EP) - 2000 3:01
2. "I Will Be Grateful for This Day" Sub Pop Singles Club (7") - 2001 4:19
3. "Trees Get Wheeled Away" Lost & Found, Volume 1 compilation - 2003 4:09
4. "Drunk Kid Catholic" Drunk Kid Catholic (EP) - 2001 3:10
5. "Spent on Rainy Days" Home Volume IV on Post Parlo Records - 2002 2:06
6. "The Vanishing Act" Too Much of a Good Thing (7") - 1999 3:08
7. "Soon You Will Be Leaving Your Man" Motion Sickness (7") - 2000 5:12
8. "Blue Angels Air Show" DIW Magazine (7") - 2002 3:11
9. "Weather Reports" Unreleased (7") with M. Ward 3:02
10. "Seashell Tale" Unreleased (7") with M. Ward 3:27
11. "Bad Blood" The Album Leaf split (7") - 2001 4:40
12. "Amy in the White Coat" 3 More Hit Songs from Bright Eyes UK single - 2002 5:25
13. "Devil Town" The Late Great Daniel Johnston compilation - 2004 3:03
14. "I've Been Eating (For You)" Drunk Kid Catholic (EP) - 2001 2:55
15. "Happy Birthday to Me (February 15)" Drunk Kid Catholic (EP) - 2001 3:50
16. "Motion Sickness" Motion Sickness (7") - 2000 6:20
Total length: 60:58

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