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Old 02-21-2009, 04:10 PM   #31 (permalink)
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A.M. was the first Wilco album I listened to recently and I loved it.
Once I listen to the other ones I'll be sure to check back here.
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Old 02-26-2009, 11:36 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Due to economic issues, I won't be able to purchase and thus review the Mermaid Avenue releases.

I am, however, working on the Kicking Television review, coming soon.
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Old 03-02-2009, 02:23 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Kicking Television (Nonesuch; 2005)



Here are Wilcos unintentional greatest hits in live album form. Kicking Television works because of the aforementioned: its laid out like a greatest hits package, and all the songs have the benefit of flowing because its a live show performed by a veteran band. A veteran band also means veteran production (for the most part), so you dont hear the echoing of the stadium or so much of the crowds cheering that you often would in regular live albums. It helps that Tweedy sings all the songs the exact same way that they appear in their respective albums, except for Im The Man Who Loves You, but even then its not a terrible departure. The album is comprised of highlights from all their studio albums except for A.M, which is unfortunate because that album says so much about the band. Unfortunately, although A.M is the indication of their humble beginnings, its power country songs wouldnt make sense alongside their more careful and mature releases. So, in Kicking Television you have a fantastic if not incomplete greatest hits and a pretty good live double album. Their best place to start is still with one of their albums.


And thus I retire from this thread. Thanks for reading!
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Old 03-03-2009, 08:06 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Nice review, and job well done on the thread Roygbiv!
Kicking Television is what made me love Wilco. I always liked Wilco, just listening to their albums but for some reason Kicking Television just made me understand the band more. I then appreciated their albums a lot more after listening to KT, and Wilco became one of my favorite bands.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:52 AM   #35 (permalink)
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And thus I retire from this thread. Thanks for reading!

Cheers Roygbiv. Been great and I look forward to your next thread
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Old 03-05-2009, 07:26 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Thanks guys ^_^
The more I listen to Kicking Television, the more I accept it as an essential part of their discography. The only reason I mentioned that one should start with one of their albums it's due to the themes explored within them, but KT is a great place to start as well, if you weren't convinced by the first few Wilco releases.

Anyways, it means a billion that you guys read and appreciate the thread.
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:38 AM   #37 (permalink)
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yeh, I remember the first Wilco tracks I really loved were off Yankee Hotel Foxtrot... also some tracks from summerteeth are amazing, ie "Im always in love"

But A Ghost is Born just blew me away... and i never really got back to them since that...
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Old 04-16-2009, 11:51 AM   #38 (permalink)
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I pretty much lost interest after A Ghost was Born.. which was the culmination of every interesting aspect of Wilco
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:50 AM   #39 (permalink)
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i actually gave sky blue sky a listen again

i should've given it a bigger chance before i reviewed it

it's really not that bad, so you should listen to it vacuumnoise.

it's an album that tweedy had to absolutely make to come to terms with all the demons he had.
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Old 05-25-2009, 08:57 PM   #40 (permalink)
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Anyone else excited for the new record?
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