I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2005 Ratings: #24 / 456
User Score
Based on 443 ratings
2005 Ratings: #13
Liked by 26 people
January 25, 2005 / Release Date
LP / Format
Saddle Creek / Label
Folk, Indie Folk / Genres
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+5 for that amazing opener!!

also my 1000th rating!
LetalShertly
76
This for me is one of the best indie-folk albums I've listened to. I say this because indie is one of those genres I find it hard to really enjoy.
MasterCrackfox
92
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
JayCrackers
93
It is safe to say for me, this is my favorite Bright Eyes record and yes it is the obvious pick and yes you can argue Lifted is better but you would be wrong :)

Track Review

At the Bottom of Everything 9.5/10
We Are Nowhere and It's Now 10/10
Old Soul Song (For the New World Order) 9/10
Lua 10/10
Train Under Water 8.5/10.
First Day of My Life 10/10
Another Travellin' Song 8.5/10.
Landlocked Blues 9.5/10.
Poison Oak 9/10
Road to Joy 9/10

Average: 9.3/10
notbuzzzila
100
One of the greatest indie folk/alt-country albums of all time.
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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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