15 April 2007

"When all your friends and sedatives

mean well, but make it worse."
I'm listening to, and have been listening to, the new Bright Eyes record like it is the gospel. It's not really the gospel and to be honest, I feel sort of like I did when I first heard "Digital Ash in a Digital Urn"; that is, there are tracks I really like and tracks I really don't like. You can really hear him reaching for Dylan in some places, not that I disagree with that or think he isn't entitled to give it a shot or shouldn't be compared to Dylan. Rolling Stone called it his America record, and I agree. I still think, though, that "I'm Wide Awake, it's Morning" is a much more solid record. Or well-rounded.