Thursday, August 8 2013
No matter how classically trained (John Williams) or pop-minded (Hans Zimmer) a composer might be, the skill set required for making great movie music is unlike any other form of composition.
Tuesday, October 11 2011
Conor Oberst peels back the petulance to reveal a great performer.
Thursday, April 7 2011
Sunday, February 13 2011
On The People's Key, Conor Oberst bids farewell to an adolescence marked by histrionics and artistic restlessness. Even enfants terribles have to grow up sometime.
Sunday, September 19 2010
The through-line of Through the Night seems to be a pared-down, unfussy approach to music that clearly comes from the heart.
Sunday, May 3 2009
Conor Oberst's post-Bright Eyes growing pains continue with an overstuffed, half-baked album that feels more like a compilation.
Monday, July 7 2008
Wednesday, December 12 2007
This collection of live recordings from Oberst's 2005 tour provides the link between his previously unhinged emotion and his new, more relaxed country persona.
Sunday, September 30 2007
The world is better for every new pair of ears that gets turned on to Of Montreal and Ted Leo. The only real question is this: do you really need this album to begin with?
Monday, April 23 2007
“Restrained” is a word not often seen in Bright Eyes reviews, but it’s the best way to describe this new EP by Conor Oberst and friends.