Fevers and Mirrors

Bright Eyes - Fevers and Mirrors
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2000 Ratings: #43 / 111
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Based on 134 ratings
2000 Ratings: #43
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May 29, 2000 / Release Date
LP / Format
Saddle Creek / Label
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All the issues with sound quality from the debut record by Bright Eyes are immediately cleaned up on Fevers and Mirrors. The vocals and instrumentation come in far more crisp but remain at a level of rawness that they still feel genuine and real. This is exactly what one would want from Bright Eyes.

One thing done tremendously well is to build intimacy between the listener and the music. If it wasn't solidified within the early track listing, Oberst nails it on the final two tracks where all ... read more
An immensely important album for me in my youth that immediately made me into an intense follower of anything Conor did and made me realize that maybe I prefer my singing to be a bit more flawed than refined. The real star, as with anything he touches, is the lyrics. Such powerful words that come from such a fragile voice. A much more polished effort than their previous, but still not quite yet to the perfection their unique blend of emo/indie/folk would reach in a couple more years.
This is an improvement from their debut and shows the world want sound and themes they wanted to talk about but it can quite rough around the edges and not as memorable as I'm Wide Awake as as impressive as their next release but it is one of their most important albums which shaped them to what they would become but not as sharp as they will turn out to be.

Track Review

A Spindle, a Darkness, a Fever, and a Necklace 7.5/10
A Scale, a Mirror and Those Indifferent Clocks 7/10
The Calendar ... read more
A bit tiresome, he got better than this

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Track List

  1. A Spindle, a Darkness, a Fever, and a Necklace
  2. A Scale, a Mirror and Those Indifferent Clocks
  3. The Calendar Hung Itself?
  4. Something Vague
  5. The Movement of a Hand
  6. Arienette
  7. When the Curious Girl Realizes She Is under Glass
  8. Haligh, Haligh, a Lie, Haligh
  9. The Center of the World
  10. Sunrise, Sunset
  11. An Attempt to Tip the Scales 
  12. A Song to Pass the Time

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