Sunday, November 16, 2008

Latest Listen: Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band - S/T

Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes self titled album is yet another fine release from the indie boy wonder. I love the direction Conor is continuing to steer. This album is more folky but upbeat than some Bright Eyes and was a joy to see live. Conor continues to be one of the finest songwriters of our time. Songs like "Cape Canaveral," and "Milk Thistle" are slower beautiful numbers while upbeat highlights like "Sausalito," "Get-Well Cards," and "Moab" ratchet up the album's diversity.

Hails From: Omaha, NE
Available: eMusic, iTunes, Amazon
Websites: Artist, Myspace
Strongest Tracks: "Cape Canaveral," "Moab"

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