Oh Holy Fools
Bright Eyes' main distinction is Oberst's incredible storytelling, as well as impressive arrangements that include mandolin, vibraphone, piano, trumpet, and guitars. Instrumental experimentation is a trademark of Omaha indie rock, with bands like the Faint consistently adding new dimensions to what's being listened to by kids in Converse. Bright Eyes contributes slow, intensly touching folk-rock that needs patience to be appreciated -- and having a touch of depression won't hurt either. Son, Ambulance playes slow rock as well -- but, in contrast to Bright Eyes, their music is marred by immature lyrics and a stale sound.
For Bright Eyes, Oh Holy Fools is an accomplished follow-up to last year's celebrated Fevers and Mirrors.
LP / CD / MP3
LP / CD / Deluxe CD / MP3