The People's Key Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst takes a walk with the mystics on the band's latest album. He sees "crooked crosses falling from the sky," invokes Haile… The People's Key Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst takes a walk with the mystics on the band's latest album. He sees "crooked crosses falling from the sky," invokes Haile… 2011-02-15 Bright Eyes Rock
Music Review

The People's Key (2011)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 15, 2011; Lead Performance: Bright Eyes; Genre: Rock

Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst takes a walk with the mystics on the band's latest album. He sees ''crooked crosses falling from the sky,'' invokes Haile Selassie, and has a guest ''shaman'' wax cosmic about the future of the universe. ''I've seen stranger things, man,'' Oberst insists. Really? Fortunately, the music stays grounded, with Oberst trading his recent country-folk fixation for pop choruses and electro beats that New Order might dig. B Download These:
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Originally posted Feb 09, 2011 Published in issue #1142 Feb 18, 2011 Order article reprints