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Deep, Dark and Beautiful

The best album to come out of Ireland for many a long year. Bono & the boys could do with having a few pints with Conor, Maybe they could recapture something they have lost and he has found. Can't wait to see Conor O Brien (Villagers) Live. A Must Buy.

Cracking album

Brilliant album. Lyrically Beautiful with incredible delivery. Delivers on every level. Love it and can't wait to see live again.

Irish/ debut album of the year

The most eagerly anticipated album release of the year and it does not disappoint. It envelops you with layers of haunting melodies and transports you from a mild whisper in your ear to a howling end. Epic!! It just gets better with every listen.


Formed: 2008 in Dublin, Ireland

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Villagers, a solo vehicle for Irish singer/songwriter Conor J. O'Brien, specializes in atmospheric, indie folk/chamber pop that balances the youthful exuberance of contemporaries Jens Lekman, Eugene McGuinness, and Johnny Flynn with the classic rock and pop of artists like Paul Simon and Robert Wyatt. Formed in the late 2000s after the breakup of his band the Immediate, O’Brien began writing his own, solo material. A four-track EP appeared in 2009 and was performed entirely by the Irishman. He soon...
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