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I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

Bright Eyes - 2005

Conor Oberst was often refered to as the "new Dylan". (He's not the first, and won't be the last) As dumb as that monicker is, you can see where it comes from, because this skinny guy can write a song! "We Are Nowhere And It's Now" & "Land Locked Blues" feature Emmylou Harris' backing vocals, and you wish that she would follow Conor around all of the time singing harmonies to whatever comes out of his mouth all day long. "Another Travelin' Song", "First Day Of My Life", & "Old Soul Song", "Lua"....all brilliant. Conor continued to make strong albums throughout the decade, but "Wide Awake" stands alone.

Posted by Tambe



Posted: 05/12/2013

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Tambe ranks this as the
#1 favorite album of 2005