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Old 02-04-2009, 04:03 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Summerteeth is far and away Wilco's finest musical moment. For the first time, Wilco sounds like a cohesive musical unit. At the end of the Nineties, Tweedy finally cuts loose from his Americana roots and moves into dark, haunting and emotionally searing pop psychedelica. It sounds like Music from Big Pink meets Pink Floyd 1967 for lunch in Paris 1919. Tweedy's most ambitous musical gamble was a commerical failure, selling only 200,000 units. Wilco's commerical failure seemed like a climb to heaven on Jacob's ladder.


With Summerteeth, Wilco crosses a bridge to explore exotic musical regions where few bands dared to tread. Summerteeth is Wilco's White Album from which a thousand fields of wildflowers open up and bloom. Summerteeth shimmers with shining light and vivid colors of a Giverny era Monet pastoral painting. With Summerteeth refutes F. Scott's Fitzgerald's idea that in life, there are no second acts.
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