Inspired by Bright Eyes

Inspired by Bright Eyes

Conor Oberst always pushed Bright Eyes to stay honest and fresh. In the process, he inspired indie peers like The National to remain engaged in the current world and Sufjan Stevens to lay himself bare. And following his example, a younger generation of songwriters, including Waxahatchee ("Blue, Pt. II") and Julien Baker ("Sprained Ankle"), shared their bruised feelings with the world.

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