I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
The second CD mixes an electronic Kid A ambience with freaked-out lyrical imagery (the 24-year-old seems obsessed with clocks). Time Code, Down In A Rabbit Hole and Devil In The Details are 21st century schizoid tunes, while I Believe In Symmetry and Light Pollution sound like they were fashioned out of twisted remnants of MTV-era pop from the 1980s. Oberst is certainly a unique voice in rock, capable of getting all cosy by the campfire one minute, and then short-circuiting in a blaze of self-doubt, but until he manages to pull his many frayed strands together and get his shattered worldview into sharper focus, he will always seem a little less than the sum of his disjointed parts.
LP / CD / MP3
LP / Deluxe LP / CD / Deluxe CD / MP3