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Ok maybe not actually genius, but here are a few albums that I've been really digging the lyrics to lately.
Aaron Weiss has always been a favorite of mine. While all of their albums are lyrically great, this is just the one I've been listening to the most as of late. In A Sweater Poorly Knit is astounding.
...Is A Real Boy
Max Bemis can take the simplest of things and turn it into an elaborate metaphor, and still not come off as pretentious. Plus, he makea me laugh.
The Devil And God Are Raging Inside Me
Jesse Lacy writes some of the most depressing songs I've ever heard, and I mean that in the best way possible. Jesus Christ is lovely.
|4||Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova|
Once: Music From The Motion Picture
Even though the lyrical approach is pretty straightforward, something about it just gets me every time. Falling Slowly and Say It To Me Now are pretty great. There's no attempt at lofty metaphors and hilarious wordplay here, just honest and heartfelt songwriting.
|5|| ||Bright Eyes|
I'm Wade Awake Its Morning/Digital Ash In A Digital Urn
These should really have just been released as a double album instead of separately IMO. What can I say, Conor Oberst can go from depressed, to cynical, and cuttingly sarcastic in the blink of an eye.
|agreed with all|
|I've only heard 2 and 3 but I totally agree|
especially on 2
|Hell yes to Bright Eyes and Say Anything. I think Fevers And Mirrors might be Conor's best lyrically though, not sure.|
I've been meaning to get around to listening to 3, but I dunno. Should I bother?
Great list btw.
|If you enjoy Bright Eyes and Say Anything, I say most definitely check out Brand New. |
|The Red Chord|
|only heard first 3 and agreed on those|
|Win for 3.|
If you like mewithoutYou, check out As Cities Burn. Another band with lyrical genius.
|i adore all of these. props for the list|