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Fevers and Mirrors

5/29/2000 | Shredding Paper | Album Review
This band is actually songwriter Conor Oberst, and whoever is backing him for a particular record. One of the marvels of the modern singer/songwriter tradition is that if you can write a decent song, and Conor can, it really doesn't matter if you can sing well, and Conor can't. Sounding somewhere between Bob Wiseman and Wild Man Fischer, Conor can hold a ballad well, but loses it on the raves. In fact, he sounds like hi is, indeed, raving. Still, the songs hold up with a personal touch that reaches the listener, and that's the point as far as I can see. I really didn't need the extraneous stuff on the CD, like having some little kid try to read some poetry at the beginning, or a mind-numbingly strange radio interview with Conor near the end (I can't tell if it's real or scripted, but by the time you read this, I won't care.)
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