Saturday, December 31, 2011

Music Spotlight: Bright Eyes


by Joel DeVyldere

I hope the coming of the New Year evokes thoughts dreams of revolution in every young heart. And here's a classic to help with this:

Bright Eyes' I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning made it's berth almost seven years back, an aching mid-war critique of the pro-war States.

The lead single First Day of My Life may have garnered the most publicity, but the album is far from a one-hit sideshow; it's brilliance speaks to all stages of 21st-century war-mongering and its less-than-willing supporters.

More than that, Morning is honest, the half-hearted confession of the disaffected and aching American public. Give it a listen, kids, but don't stay depressed forever.