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2/11/2002 | Other Music Newsletter | Album Review
DESAPARECIDOS "Read English Speak Spanish" (Saddle Creek)
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Fronted by Conor Oberst of Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos is unsurprisingly a densely lyrical band. But while Obersts distinct voice and emotive singing style lead the way, slick production and a punk rock growl make Desaparecidos lean more toward Modest Mouse or Sunny Day Real Estate than Bright Eyes fuzzed-out folk recordings. This is unapologetic rock 'n' roll, with crunching electric guitar and pummeled drums backing Obersts screams and howls. Lyrically, Desapericidos lacks the dark, confessional approach of Bright Eyes as Oberst augments his angst-ridden tales of suburban life with quasi-political anthems befitting the bands sound. [PW]
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