The People's Key

Bright Eyes - The People's Key
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2011 Ratings: #640 / 907
User Score
Based on 41 ratings
2011 Ratings: #195
February 15, 2011 / Release Date
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Saddle Creek / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Drowned in Sound

A collection of fleet, shimmering pop songs; a master-class in sonic splendour; a bold, beautiful and brilliant reinvention that should surprise as many as it will enthrall.

80
Tiny Mix Tapes

The People’s Key is Oberst’s most fluently arranged, lyrically graceful, and consistently quality batch of songs to date.

CheapandLethal
75
Decent
VinylHound83
86
Firewall - 10/10
Shell Games - 10/10
Jejune Stars - 8/10
Approximate Sunlight - 7/10
Haile Selassie - 10/10
A Machine Spiritual - 8/10
Triple Spiral - 10/10
Beginner's Mind - 7/10
Ladder Song - 9/10
One for You, One for Me - 7/10

Overall Rating: 86 out of 100 = 86%

Overall Opinion: Sorely underrated. Lyrically and melodically it is on point with the creativity we come to expect from Conor. He is the voice of my generation.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#7/MAGNET
#8/Drowned in Sound
#22/American Songwriter
#25/BBC
#34/DIY
#59/PopMatters

Track List

  1. Firewall 
  2. Shell Games 
  3. Jejune Stars 
  4. Approximate Sunlight 
  5. Haile Selassie 
  6. A Machine Spiritual (In the People's Key) 
  7. Triple Spiral 
  8. Beginner's Mind 
  9. Ladder Song 
  10. One for You, One for Me
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