Thursday, August 28, 2008

Conor Oberst: Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst
Conor Oberst
Merge Records [2008]

Fire Drill
This time out Mr. Bright Eyes decides to just self-title his new record with his given name Conor Oberst and make a jump to bigger indie Merge Records. As an artist that is slowly working his way into this generation’s Dylan or Springsteen Conor Oberst continues the campaign because this record easily reaffirms the strong skill set of songwriting and performance that he possesses. This album definitely feels more relaxed than his previous work but if you have been a longtime fan of Bright Eyes there is nothing here that should steer you away because it is another batch of 12 quality songs.

Key Track: "Sausalito"

Band With Similar Fire: Bob Dylan

Bright Eyes: Casadaga [Fire Note Review 4/12/07]
Bright Eyes: Four Winds EP [Fire Note Review 3/15/07]

Official Conor Oberst Website
Conor Oberst MySpace

-Reviewed by Sam DaMatta