It would be blasphemous to ignore Conor Oberst's involvement in the indie music community throughout the previous decade. His creations deserve credit for the expansion of the folk scene as well as the spawning of the indie music movement. Bright Eyes
acted as the voice of a generation. The 90s were dull and music had sunken into the treacherous depths of the TRL culture. His poetic tales of despair promoted the rebirth of the counterculture. The Dylan of our day, Oberst lyrically attacked capitalist society through his vocalization of middle-class American futility. Bright Eyes' latest album, The People's Key
, presents us with a progressed Oberst.
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"Beginner's Mind" on NPR
Bright Eyes on Myspace