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Bright Eyes - The People's Key (2011)

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  1. Prime

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    Track list:
    1. Firewall
    2. Shell Games
    3. Jejune Stars
    4. Approximated Sunlight
    5. Haile Selassie
    6. A Machine Spiritual (In the People’s Key)
    7. Triple Spiral
    8. Beginner’s Mind
    9. Ladder Song
    10. One for You, One for Me

    Review:

    To start this off, Happy Birthday to you Conor Oberst, a lot of people are happy to have found out about you and your band's new release this year, and this month. This album really has a new feel for Bright Eyes, a much more upbeat, clearer feel. It starts off very unique, with a man ranting or talking to the listener about some things. That's just the first track, the next track is instantly aimed toward Oberst and his skills on the piano and gives you the exposure of his unique vocal stylings. One track that really stuck out (for me anyway), is Jejune Stars, it has a very "Four Winds" feel to it. If you listen to both songs, you will see what I mean. Regardless of the slight difference in sound on this album, it still has the great Bright Eyes sound that i'm sure we've all grown to enjoy. There's not a lot about this album that I don't like. But with more listens, unfortunately some things may be pointed out to me that I didn't notice through the 1st and 2nd listen. Regardless though, it's a must have album for 2011. So I recommend it to anybody.

    4/5
     
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    Re: Bright Eyes - The People's Key

    Good review Crime & Punishment.
     
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    Re: Bright Eyes - The People's Key

    I see quite a few Bright Eyes' songs in your "Song of the Day" journal. I take it you like Conor Oberst :)

    I am not real familiar with his works, but from what I have heard he is decent with the acoustic. His vocals are kinda gothic, very deep.

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    Nice review :tup:
     
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    Yes mam, I love Conor Oberst. He's an amazing song writer. His vocal style takes time to get used to, but once you can get past it, his music is brilliant.
     
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    Re: Bright Eyes - The People's Key

    Any suggestions for starter albums for someone who is just getting into them?

    great review btw

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    Re: Bright Eyes - The People's Key

    Cassadaga would be a fantastic album to start with:

    Cassadaga - Bright Eyes

    Only song that doesn't belong in that playlist is I Won't Ever Be Happy Again.

    Not sure why Grooveshark has it under the Cassadaga album.
     

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