Monday, December 17 2007
If 2007 didn't invite any gripping controversies, it was certainly filled with competitive comparisons -- between young and old, past and present, and among splintered factions -- and both surprising hits and disappointing misses. All in all, a dynamic and at times resurgent year for the broad scope of Americana.
Thursday, July 19 2007
The brave, early activists of the US AIDS movement knew that Silence = Death. Throughout history it's "Put up", we're told, "Shut up", we're threatened. Praise to those who set their protest to song and act up!
Monday, February 19 2007
Despite all the self-absorption, and directly in spite of criticisms about the brittle timber of Conor Oberst's much commented on voice, Feldman lays her love for Bright Eyes out in public to defend the mysterious power of the hope that slips through the cracks in Bright Eyes' usually gloomy demeanor.
Monday, October 10 2011
Conor Oberst peels back the petulance to reveal a great performer.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, April 10 2007
Conor Oberst has (mostly) left his indulgences behind, settling down to create an American indie rock album of substance, maturity, and passion. This is the Bright Eyes we've been waiting for.
Wednesday, December 15 2010
Conor Oberst has finally decided to resurrect his main band Bright Eyes after taking a more than two year break from the project to concentrate
Thursday, April 7 2011
MINNEAPOLIS — With all the cosmic imagery on his recent albums, Conor Oberst could not have asked for a better setting than the riverfront park where