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Monsters of Folk.
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December 18, 2009 The group may be called Monsters of Folk, but "folksy" is not the adjective that springs to mind when listening to the debut album from Jim James, Conor Oberst, M. Ward and Mike Mogis. With steel drums, samples from '70s gospel music, contemporary pop, blues and, of course, a folk element, it's a conglomerate of sounds and inspirations.
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October 9, 2009 "Dear God (Sincerely M.O.F.)" functions as Monsters of Folk's calling card: a ghostly, reverb-soaked ballad in which singers Jim James, M. Ward and Conor Oberst take turns expounding on the human race's relationship with you-know-who.
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