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Lifted or The Story is in the Soil....

Author: Andrew Miller
12/24/2002 | Pitch Weekly | | Album Review
top 100 of 2002--#23
Conor Oberst would be the most unbearably pretentious coffee-house acoustic-guitar guy of all time if he didn't have the talent to back up every damn move he makes. His lyrics read like short stories, and by sheer force of sincerity and will, his songs attempt to revive the souls of those who feel dead inside. Saying Bright Eyes is an emo band is like calling Nirvana a grunge band or Led Zeppelin a metal band -- technically true but tragically off-point.