It is NOT all the same. His lyrics and music are the most amazing thing ever. I know some complain about his voice, but it's about the emotion that he puts into singing all of his songs that make him simply outstanding. I have seen him as Bright Eyes, Mystic Valley Band, and most recently with Monsters of Folk. If you want to see a real show with some amazingly talented musicians, then Monsters of Folk is definitely the show to see. I didn't really like the album at first, but after seeing it live makes the album so much better.
Back on to Bright Eyes. I am so crushed that this year their final album will be released : ( But I am glad that Conor is in a happier place now (which is the reason why Bright Eyes is ending) but I will still miss this band the most. He has a song for virtually any situation in life, which is another reason he is such a great artist. My all-time favorite favorite favorite band, and +k to the OP who, like myself, believes BE should have it's own thread.
Ahhh /rant. haha
...and the train of thought slowly pulls into the station... -no_steeze