Conor Oberst - Conor Oberst
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  • Summary: The first solo album released on CD for the Bright Eyes singer was recorded in Mexico.
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  1. Positive: 27 out of 34
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  1. This vibrato-prone romantic is the greatest melodist in contemporary mega-indie.
  2. Sprawling and brawny, Conor is the least maudlin album Oberst has made. [8 Aug 2008, p.67]
  3. 80
    It’s proof that, when he escapes from awkward, self-conscious navel-gazing, Oberst can be a songwriter of some note.
  4. Oberst himself sounds enlivened by the chance to listen in and sing while he's at it.
  5. Largely, this is the introspective folk rock of Bright Eyes, though there's some welcome shift away from autobiography.
  6. Conor Oberst doesn't sound much different from any of Bright Eyes' acoustic material, except that it is lacking in the bare honesty of his earlier albums.
  7. Although Oberst's reedy voice may occasionally shine, this album needs a bang rather than a whimper.

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  1. Nov 17, 2011
    7
    Consistenly good without ever really catching fire anywhere. Enjoyable but overrated in my opinion. Cape Canaveral, Eagle on a Pole, Milk Thistle are the highlights. Collapse

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