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Bright Eyes: Lifted or The Story is in the Soil, Keep Your Ear to the Gro
Buy! - (Saddle Creek)
The fourth album from Omaha's Conor Oberst (aka Bright Eyes) shows the 22-year-old artist continuing to come into his own with an ambitious set of lo-fi orchestral folk-pop. While this lengthy release (clocking in at over 73 minutes) could've used some editing, the high points are many. The sound ranges from stark, country-tinged ballads and edgy orchestral pop to bursts of punk rage and experimental noise, while Oberst's literate songwriting connects time and again by laying bare honest, messy emotions. 7/15/2002 - Don Yates
Other Bright Eyes album reviews:

Cassadaga - 4/6/2007
I'm Wide Awake It's Morning/Digital Ash in a Digital - 1/11/2005