Emo, this new genre of music, is short for emotional. To some people, it seems like a mix of pop and punk, but it's actually in a class of its own. A lot of the other genre's glorify the material things in life, especially rap. Not emo. And Bright Eyes is the standout of all the new bands in emo. I'm not really a fan of poetry, but the way Connor Oberst presents himself and his words can't really be described without some mention of poetry. Bright Eyes is old school. They're all about the true things in life. The booklet inside of the album further supports that. Each song is based on a part of the overall message of the album. Tracks 2-5 are unforgettable. This is easily worth the $14.99 that it costs. You're able to rock out to this, but you're able to really enjoy what is being said at the same time. Consequently, you don't even have to be sober to enjoy this when you're listening to it. The lyrics are a contribution to society because in a world so material and superficial, Bright Eyes veers away from that and gives the world something that it can relate to. You gotta get this.