Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning

I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning is one of two Bright Eyes albums (along with Digital Ash in a Digital Urn) released on January 25, 2005, by Saddle Creek Records. Like the two Bright Eyes albums before it, I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning opens with a spoken recording, this time by Conor Oberst himself. The monologue is a short story about two strangers on an airplane that is about to fall into the ocean. Nearing the crash, one of the passengers begins to sing, “At the Bottom of Everything,” the opening song of the album. I’m Wide Awake It’s Morning received positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, the album received an average score of 85 out of 100, based on 33 reviews, which indicates “universal acclaim.” Los Angeles Times describes it as “An album with the simmering glow of a masterpiece. Bright Eyes’
‘Amazon’ …These albums are a soundly articulated slice of modern life rolled into two very different records, both bursting with all the heartfelt poetry for which Bright Eyes’ records have earned their acclaim. Of course, the rough edges haven’t gone away – the palpitation of a splintering note, the crack of a voice as it overextends, the clumsy thump of a misplaced thumb. It’s all still there. But there’s a glorious new level of depth, a maturation of texture, writing and delivery. His best work yet.

 

Bright Eyes – I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning Tracklist

  1. At The Bottom Of Everything – 00:00
  2. We Are Nowhere And It’s Now – 4:33
  3. Old Soul Song – 8:46
  4. Lua – 13:16
  5. Train Under Water – 17:48
  6. First Day Of My Life – 23:54
  7. Another Traveling Song – 26:47
  8. Land Locked Blues – 31:19
  9. Poison Oak – 37:07
  10. Road To Joy – 41:47

Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

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