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On Band: Bright Eyes

Keith Cameron, New Musical Express, 1 July 2000

AT THE RIPE age of 20, Conor Oberst is a little long in the tooth to be properly termed a prodigy, but his talents are certainly prodigious. Since releasing his first cassette seven years ago, this multi-instrumentalist citizen of Omaha, Nebraska, has written hundreds of songs and made records with various groups of differing striped before settling on Bright Eyes as the front for his disarming brand of acoustic-based melodrama.

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