Conor Oberst - 'Upside Down Mountain'

Conor Oberst - 'Upside Down Mountain'

When Conor Oberst was 19, he wrote and recorded the third Bright Eyes album, the melancholy and magnificent ‘Fevers And Mirrors’. As tortured and angst-ridden as it was, it possessed a lyrical, musical and thematic depth that was way beyond...

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Live Review: Monsters Of Folk

Live Review: Monsters Of Folk

In the world of supergroups it can go one of two ways. You might find a collection of tourbus-sized egos, doing that overbite dad dance to each other’s 10-minute solos. Or, as in the case of Monsters Of Folk, comprising Jim James of My Morning...

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Album review: Conor Oberst & The Mystic Vally Band

Album review: Conor Oberst & The Mystic Vally Band

Conor Oberst, the prodigy whose growth into a multifarious, politically conscious, anti-corporate music magnate has made him the US’ undisputed King Of Indie, now has a new incarnation: ‘Conor Oberst’. Yes, he’s dropped his fragile,...

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Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band

Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band

At The Bottom Of Everythinggg!!’” pleads one desperate Brummie repeatedly, as the Academy 2 prepares for Conor Oberst’s much-anticipated return to some of the UK’s more intimate stages. He’s in for a disappointment: when it comes to the...

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Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst

Conor Oberst’, y’say? Hmmm, according to our copy of Album Title Analysis For Dummies, the eponymous naming of an album 15 years into your career generally denotes an artist’s belief that they have reached a defining point in their career, a...

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