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Fevers and Mirrors

Author: Andy Vaughn
5/29/2000 | | | Album Review
Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors Label: Saddle Creek Rating: 25 (out of 28)

I've been sitting here for over 20 minutes so far. I've typed and retyped this review and nothing seems to do it enough justice as I would like it too. Singer/songwriter Conor Oberst is the mastermind behind Bright Eyes hailing from Omaha, Nebraska. Conor has been putting out records since he was 14 years old and it shows, this is the third full length he has under his belt a follow up to 'Every Day And Every Night' EP. It is very rare to come across an album that breaks new ground in music this day and age will all the new up-and-coming bands. On this album there are a total of nine musicans with an uncountable amount of instruments including: an accordian, vibraphone, glockenspiel, piana, flute, organs, guiro, tongue drum, lap dulcimer, mellotro, keyboard and many others. These musicians are all close friends of Conor's including members of Cursive and Neutral Mild Hotel and others. The lyrics in this album are dark and honest, dealing with the usual things but worded in brialliant ways that will hold onto your attention like a good book. On songs like the 'Haligh, Haligh, A Lie, Haligh,' Oberst sings "You said you hated my suffering / And you understood / And you'd take care of me / You would always be there / Well, where are you now?" His music is a reminder that tragedy is part of life and it is something that we all deal with. This is possibly one of the most ground breaking and important albums that I own. I put this in my top 10 for the year 2000. I'm sure I havent done enough justice with this review so please go buy this album now.
Fevers and Mirrors

Fevers and Mirrors

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