I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning (studio album) by Bright Eyes

I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning by Bright Eyes
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-01-25
Overall rank: 410th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 712 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2005 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (70th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (410th)
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-I'm Wide Awake, It's MorningLifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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78/100 (from 712 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.3/100, a mean average of 76.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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Rating:  
95/100
From 06/16/2022 22:06
Grows on me more with every single listen 9.5/10
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Rating:  
70/100
From 11/22/2019 21:29
This album has some nice melodies and is quite digestible, but Conor's voice is not for me.
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55/100
From 11/18/2017 07:09
Ranked 5th best Album in 2005 I felt compelled to check it out . The opening track “At The Bottom Of Everything “ is awesome & I highly recommend you listen to this song even if you don’t listen to the rest of the album. Also the closing track “ Road To Joy” (which contains the I’m Wide Awake, Its Morning line) is similarly awesome . However the 8 songs between tracks 1 and 10 were Meh kinda ok at best. Overall I’m glad I visited this album and can see the appeal
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Rating:  
85/100
From 08/02/2016 19:53
30 seconds in, no 20, and you're hooked.
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70/100
From 05/29/2016 04:06
I remember the first time listening to this album and the first song made an impression on me as the story in the beginning was indeed intriguing. The lyrics were decent, but also felt a little contrived, even if lively and good.

Kinda mediocre album for me, even if it is noticeably better than most average albums.
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100/100
From 04/17/2016 08:13
the perfect lyrics to depict the soulful life in the modern days
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Rating:  
85/100
From 01/08/2016 04:36
A lovely balance of poetic lyrics with pretty music. Much better than some of the dull sparse singer-songwriter stuff that's been en vogue of late.
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70/100
From 11/29/2015 20:07
It's an ok album, nothing impressive either.
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From 03/08/2015 01:11
I love the shadow singing of Harris with the shakey voice of Oberst on 3 of the tracks. But throughout, some of the best lyrics of the last 20 years. Maintains the high standard throughout more than any other of Oberst's albums.
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