Fevers and Mirrors
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Reissue of the 2000 classic, Fevers and Mirrors is available on two 180 gram LPs. Includes a copy of the CD in the jacket!
Top Customer Reviews
I don't see what everyone has against his chord progressions. They're simple, and he says so himself.
The way I see it is, the songs are only vehicles for his words. You can't put Bright Eyes on and go do something else - you have to sit there and listen to what he's saying. I don't think he's trying to convey "wisdom" at all - he's just saying what he has to say. Evidently this boy has an incredible amount of sadness, and this is is way of venting. To me, the "Curious girl" sounds like sitting in his living room, just listening.
If you want really good music, don't buy this album. If you want to hear one tortured young individual's view of the world, hear his pounding chords in your head for the next few weeks, and become very, very sad, while feeling like you love life and everything is beautiful...buy this album.
But thw words , you won't find any artist nowadays wno gives that much passion and feeling into his music but I see his music as art . On the whole Cd .. I haven't found any boring songs ... my favorites are all of the
. A part that really shocked me was the Interview .. you must listen to whole cd to listen to it ... no song skipping ! One sentence that stays in my head and gives me goosebumps is : Stay with me Arienette until the wolfes are away , just shows the dependance he has for others and espcially for the Arinette we don't really know if she's real ! He puts so much of himself in this .. I really think he's the best writer nowadays !
It's a brilliant record , if you understand english pretty well and you have a small emotional side and poetry .. you'll fall in love with this artist !
I give him a lot more than the : Two thumbs up from Ebert and Roeper :P
It's a masterpiece !!! If he would have mix Fevers and Mirrors with Lifted . it would be the greatest Cd I'd ever listened to
N.B. : I speak french normally so excuse my writting mistakes please ! But it's a great Cd ! Enjoy it !
Okay, not so much.
This album is kinda a downer ("From a cradle to a casket there ain't no way to escape. The sunrise and the sunset. Hold your sadness like a puppet, just putting on the play." I'm sure I will be singing that to my future kids as a good-night lullaby sometime.) But... it kinda scares me how much I like this CD. It makes me think that I just might be slightly unstable.
But enough about me. Conor is an amazing songwriter at any rate, even if he tends to be over the top at times. His lyrics are so intense- it's very personal. Most of his songs are about his seemingly pathetic and meaningless existance. There are a few bad relationships, a few musings over the escape that death offers, and a lot of just general "lets have a pitty party for Conor, he is so troubled and sad."
As for his voice, you are either going to hate it or love it. I think that it enhances the songs. Sure, it's not that pretty to listen to, but when you're singing "I drug your ghost across the country and we plotted out my death. In every city memories would whisper 'here is where you rest'," bubble-gum pop perfection doesn't really seem to fit. His voice is unique, though. I love how he can go from quiet depression to near-screaming (yet still understandable) anguished vocals all in the same song, while sounding like he might break down in tears at anytime.
Musically, there is a lot of variety on the CD. Not every song has the same tempo and the same beat, so I'm not bored by the end of the CD. The songs even change their feel within themselves.Read more ›
Oberst uses imagery of mirrors and scales to weave a common thread throughout the album's tepid, rather whiny songs. Well, good idea with the symbols, Conor, but the lyrics would do much better in songs with more interesting melodies. His unsteady voice (don't call it hurt or deep, the guy can hardly sing) quivers along unbalanced and lackluster melodies, simply trying to depress every American teenager into being just as sad as he seems (or pretends) to be. Sure, The Calendar Hung Itself has a unique rhythm and beat, but that song is the only one that I really gave a damn about.
Conor Oberst knows his words. That much can be said about him. But it all too much appeals to the generic hormonal teenage sadness that this album exploits. Waaaahh, my mom and dad don't like me, that girl won't ask me out, he'll never love me. If only Oberst put his lyrical skill to use, he could put out an album that actually can be listened to after age 16. And in the meantime, he can get someone to write his melodies for him. Two stars because he might be on the track to something better than this. The other three when he realizes that he takes his "psychosis" too seriousely.
Most recent customer reviews
I must say i was disgusted to read some of the reviews posted for this album. To say that they are biased and shallow is an understatement. Read morePublished on June 13 2004 by Randall Rodriguez
"Oh, he's so pretentious, he whines sooo much, boo hoo, what an emo kid, go put on some black rimmed glasses."
Shut your mouth. Read more
This is my favorite Bright Eyes cd!
Musically, vocally, lyrically, it's great.
if i wanted to get a girl, I would not admit to liking this album.
if i wanted to get a guy, i would not admit to liking this album. Read more
i have had this cd for quite some time now, it was my 1st bright eyes cd, iam reviewing it cause i think its an amazing album,The bad reviews are always gonna be there, no matter... Read morePublished on March 22 2004 by C. Kim
I bought this after a reading a review in the absolute sound and had no idea what to expect. On first listen I was a little disappointed (I picked up flaming lips - yoshimi the... Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004
To be perfectly honest about this cd...
I feel that most people will not understand or appreciate this cd. But that is ok. Read more