I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Critic Score
Based on 14 reviews
2005 Ratings: #22 / 443
User Score
Based on 330 ratings
2005 Ratings: #8
Liked by 10 people
January 25, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Saddle Creek / Label
Folk, Indie Folk / Genres
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SJO Counter: 49

+5 for that amazing opener!!

also my 1000th rating!
Sjo album 49
I found this album to have a similar effect on me as the new Purple Mountains record. Most of it is not anything intensely groundbreaking, buta great deal of its appeal comes down to the lyricism and songwriting of Conor oberst, which is just uigqGYUguyEDGWUGY2yuEits good
What I consider to be one of my favorite indie folk albums of all time, Bright Eyes shine brightest here on I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning, more so than any of their previous records. These tracks are perhaps the most subdued they have ever sounded, focusing on the songwriting heavily along with the voice of Oberst.

The album is bookended by two of Bright Eyes strongest songs to date with At the Bottom of Everything and Road to Joy. The first track on the album starts with an intimate bit of ... read more
One of the greatest indie folk/alt-country albums of all time.
listened to this again today. hobo johnson ruined the slow burn in this for me, rest of the album is a beautifully crafted work of art, every stroke itself a masterful execution, but together they form the perfect mural of bright eyes' expression. the greatest thing an artist can ever do is make you understand them, at least a part. you might not reach the same conclusion about what you see in something, but to deny the perception of the soul of a true visionary is foolish. all music is a ... read more
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Year End Lists

#4/No Ripcord
#8/Rolling Stone

Track List

  1. At the Bottom of Everything
  2. We Are Nowhere and It's Now
  3. Old Soul Song (For the New World Order)
  4. Lua
  5. Train Under Water
  6. First Day of My Life
  7. Another Travellin' Song
  8. Landlocked Blues
  9. Poison Oak
  10. Road to Joy
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