Songwriting and guitar playing extraordinaire Conor Oberst has spent the better part of the last two decades playing deeply captivating songs that have rightfully gleaned comparisons to the great Bob Dylan. As part of his project with Mike Mogis and Nathaniel Walcott, Bright Eyes , Oberst has released gut-wrenching gem after gem, fully investing himself in the emotional capabilities of music that conveys a bold desire to understand life. Oberst brazenly ventures into the most emotionally damaging territories, pushing at questions of love and life, no matter where it takes him. His often heartbreaking catalog has the power to transport us to a very specific time and place, from the depths of our most nostalgic memories. Oberst's quivering vocal or angst-driven cracks instantly lodge themselves under our skin. Here are twenty of the biggest Bright Eyes songs that have deeply moved us and soundtracked our most intimate moments. Special thanks to Katie Skau for creating the artwork for this playlist. About Legal Contact Collective. Join our Newsletter.
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Formed in , Bright Eyes have released nine studio albums with another one on its way later this month and each of their records explore different sonic territories—folk, emo, country, pop, indie rock. In Cassadaga , this happens in a magical setting with cowboy vibes and no laws; whereas Digital Ash in a Digital Urn exists within a morbid electro-pop atmosphere, like a realm of cyberspace. The record travels through water and fire, life and death, sickness and health. Charming harmonies and a keyboard are layered throughout the song, and an extravagant culmination of the two closes it out. This Fevers and Mirrors track best demonstrates the vague Victorian aura this album plays with. His voice is confident and enthused by the end, and the instruments are booming like an excited orchestra at a wedding. This obsessive love song is an iconic emo anthem.
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Bright Eyes is an American indie rock band founded by singer-songwriter and guitarist Conor Oberst. It consists of Oberst, multi-instrumentalist and producer Mike Mogis , arranger, composer and trumpet and piano player Nate Walcott , and a rotating line-up of collaborators drawn primarily from Omaha's indie music scene. Between and , the band's albums were released through Saddle Creek Records , a Nebraska-based label founded by Justin Oberst Conor's brother and Mogis. In January , the band announced their return, having signed with Dead Oceans. In , he released 20 of the songs he had been stockpiling as the first official Bright Eyes album, A Collection of Songs Written and Recorded — The sound of the album ranges from bleating vocals to acoustic guitar songs and techno -style synthesizer instrumentals. Critical reaction was negative, with AllMusic saying that many of "the songs disintegrate as his vocals are reduced to the unintelligible babbling of a child. Any balance the music maintained up to that point, however fragile, is lost and so, more than likely, is the listener. On November 2, , Saddle Creek released Letting Off the Happiness , a ten-track album that displayed a more focused and clearer sound than the previous album.
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