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I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Author: Bob Boilen
11/17/2009 | NPR All Songs Considered | www.npr.org | Album Review
All Songs Considered's list of the 50 most important recordings of the decade. Song: We Are Nowhere and It's Now

One of two very different recordings Bright Eyes released in early 2005, I'm Wide Awake It's Morning was a poetic and personal record that helped put Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst on the map as one of the best lyricists making music in the 21st century. Amid great storytelling and social commentary are a lot of heartfelt performances, including guest appearances by Emmylou Harris, Maria Taylor and My Morning Jacket's Jim James. It's everything you could want from a folk-rock record, and a refreshing breakthrough for an important artist.


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