Is there a particular reason people dislike Bright Eyes? I understand Conor Oberst, leader of the band, has a rabid teenage girl following but don’t most bigger bands? I think it’s terrific that someone like Conor Oberst is so mainstream because he is a great musician, much like this album. Oberst lets us take a look into his depression, problems, and anger in this primarily acoustic-folky album. Oberst at the time was an “emo”, and those qualities definitely show. It’s a good thing though, as this album is an emotional roller-coaster backed behind awesome music and lyrics. Highly recommended.