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Lyrical Genius

Ok maybe not actually genius, but here are a few albums that I've been really digging the lyrics to lately.
1mewithoutYou
Brother, Sister


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.
2Say Anything
...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.
3Brand New
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.
4Glen 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.
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