After reading a blog post with a random comment about how the blogger felt “I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning” was one of the best albums of the year when it came out (whatever year that was, I am too lazy to look it up), I decided to take a pod break from new stuff and have a Bright Eyes afternoon.
Yet, I found once again that of the two releases that came out simultaneously, I much prefer “Digital Ash in a Digital Urn” vs. “I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning.”
I know IWAIM is more the traditional Bright Eyes’ sound…but I like DAIADU a LOT more. I like the lyrics more, the mood, the backdrop, the “thick” layered orchestral (but actually digital) feel. I hear he has a zillion new albums going to come out later this year…I’m hoping for more Digital and less Folksy.