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The People's Key

by Bright Eyes

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Wino Mercantilism "He does have a tower that watches everything!"
"Surveillance!" Favorite track: Shell Games.
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Sven B. Schreiber (sbs) This album is the swan song of "Bright Eyes". Released in 2011, 13 years after the debut album "A Collection Of Songs Written And Recorded 1995-1997", band leader Conor Oberst exposes a marked perfection in his songwriting, performance, and sound that wasn't present in his early works. While some artists who show the same evolution over the years may give rise to criticism of having lost their authenticity, this is positively not true in this case. On the contrary - the distinctive voice of Conor Oberst and the typical twists and turns in his songs got even more enjoyable in the course of this process of gradual perfection. Favorite track: Jejune Stars.
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Blake tried this album years ago but I wasn't ready yet. today it is exactly what i need. thanks to Conor and friends. ladder song is one of the most moving songs I've ever heard.
highly recommend this to anyone.
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Twanjon A clean kill, love this album.
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Firewall 07:16
Shell Games 03:55
Jejune Stars 04:10
Ladder Song 03:58


released February 15, 2011

2011 Saddle Creek


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Bright Eyes Omaha, Nebraska

Bright Eyes are the Omaha, Nebraska based band consisting of Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, and Nathaniel Walcott.


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