The People's Key
Author: Emma Gase
2/15/11 | Michigan Daily | www.michigandaily.com | Record Review
It's been awhile since Bright Eyes has released an album. Four years have passed since 2007's alt-country, strings-heavy Cassadaga, but that doesn't mean Conor Oberst hasn't been busy. As a member of the, er, "supergroup" Monsters of Folk with Jim James and M. Ward and the release of a solo album, Oberst hasn't been off the scene for long. But don't expect the same ol' emo warblings in Oberst's emotive tone, as The People's Key promises to cut back on the overwrought qualities of Bright Eyes's back catalogue.