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I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Author: David Fox
12/27/2005 | | | Album Review
Top 25 of 2005
08. Bright Eyes I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning - Saddle Creek
This year a miraculous thing happened in the world of folk music. Conor Oberst, better known to us as Bright Eyes, released his most ambitious and beautiful work to date. I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning was one half of two albums released at the same time. Morning exploded onto the scene with some of the most true to form, down home folk music to date using mostly acoustic and steel guitars. Driven by Oberst's political frustrations and emotional style, the album preaches, cries and screams unlike anything since Dylan.