Editors’ Notes The atmosphere of 2016’s Ruminations—stripped-back, vulnerable, raw—seemed of a piece with a record marked by Conor Oberst’s convalescence in his Nebraskan hometown. So it’s a surprise to learn that the expansive full band accompaniment of this companion album actually returns those songs to their intended form. Bolstered by seven new tracks and radiating whiskey-drenched bonhomie (see the rowdy honky tonk of “Napalm”), Salutations thrillingly trades isolation for the cathartic communion of friends crowded around a piano.

SONG
Too Late to Fixate
1
4:01
 
Gossamer Thin
2
3:34
 
Overdue
3
3:49
 
Afterthought
4
3:37
 
Next of Kin
5
3:43
 
Napalm
6
5:00
 
Mamah Borthwick (A Sketch)
7
4:17
 
Till St. Dymphna Kicks Us Out
8
4:02
 
Barbary Coast (Later)
9
4:29
 
Tachycardia
10
3:27
 
Empty Hotel by the Sea
11
4:25
 
Anytime Soon
12
2:54
 
Counting Sheep
13
3:28
 
Rain Follows the Plow
14
3:43
 
You All Loved Him Once
15
4:27
 
A Little Uncanny
16
4:56
 
Salutations
17
3:55