A Collection of Songs Written and...
Author: annie holub
01/15/1998 | Arizona Daily Wildcat | Album Review
"Conor Oberst, who records as Bright Eyes, is 17 years old and has put out three full-length CDs. The latest is A Collection of Songs and it's just him, his four track, and his songs. Fuzzy noises, phones ringing, chairs creaking, doors opening and closing while he delves into the intense emotions that drive his songs... I was completely taken with Oberst's wrenchingly emotional songs... It's personal, laid-back and about being in the moment. Everyone may be tired and/or under the influence, but the talent still shows. If your faith in new and independent music needs to be revived, Bright Eyes is the smelling salt."