Although The People’s Key will not be officially released for another two weeks, you can now hear the entire new Bright Eyes’ record at NPR Music. Conor Oberst’s seventh studio release with Bright Eyes, the first since 2007’s Cassadaga, is apparently worth the wait. At least if you take NPR’s Robin Hilton word for it, as he referred to The People’s Key as “the best record Bright Eyes has ever made. In fact, it’s the best record the band’s frontman, Conor Oberst, has ever been a part of.”
Listen to The People’s Key here.