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Bright Eyes

I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning

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Published December 08, 2005.Bright EyesI'm Wide Awake, It's Morning(Saddle Creek)The precocious, lisping boy wonder Conor Oberst?he can pretend "Bright Eyes" is a band of people, but please?makes good on his promise with this rousing country-rock record. (Companion electronica album Digital Ash in a Digital Urn is for patient fans only.) A quiet duet with Emmylou Harris and rollicking closer "Road to Joy"?"Let's fuck it up boys, make some noise!"?best demonstrate Oberst's ability to both lull and stun.Tara Thornecategories: Best of the year (2005)

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