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Old 06-03-2013, 05:43 PM   #181
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I like that song a lot too. I like every song on this album quite a bit. I had a weird moment with Boxer, where I was scared I'd never like them anywhere near as much as I did during the Alligator era. I've loved both High Violet and Trouble Will Find Me though.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:05 PM   #182
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Boxer is my fave and that seems to be the consensus, at least among people who aren't huge fans. I don't know, it feels like their most intimate record; a candle-lit after hours masterpiece, and I love those. Obviously Alligator is an extremely close second and then there's a bit of a dip, but I love the new album as well. It's probably third right now.
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:29 PM   #183
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I feel the same way about Boxer. It's the album to "go out at night with your headphones on". I'm not so fond of some of the individual songs in that album, but I they all work really well in the context of the album. And its peaks are really high. Slow Show-Apartment Story-Start A War is their best trio of songs, for my taste.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:08 PM   #184
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Alligator-Boxer-High Violet are almost impossible to choose between for me. I would say HV is the most consistent, Alligator is the best lyrically, and Boxer has arguably their best song in Fake Empire.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:46 PM   #185
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I have a work-related commitment Wednesday night, but, damn, it's tempting to punt it and see the Brooklyn show instead.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:06 PM   #186
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The reason I made a comment earlier about flow is that to me Boxer is the quintessential album album. Not that every song is utterly amazing (though imo Fake Empire is better than all but a handful of songs since 2007), but that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. A contained, unified, coherent mood and state of being. You hardly ever get that with albums. Achtung Baby, Maxinquaye, maybe Kid A or OK Computer if I give it a half-second's thought. Or something like A Ghost Is Born.
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Old 06-03-2013, 11:11 PM   #187
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Or something like A Ghost Is Born.
I've always thought this record was horrendously inconsistent. If you chop off Hummingbird, The Late Greats, I'm a Wheel and Theologians you'd have an extremely coherent record (albeit a more monotone one); those tracks almost feel like they're from a different album altogether.
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:59 AM   #188
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I'll grant you 'The Late Greats', not sure what they were thinking there. Theologians must stay.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:12 AM   #189
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The Late Greats is one of the only post-YHF Wilco tracks that I really like.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:40 AM   #190
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Well that's pretty interesting, as I'd say One Sunday Morning is one of the few post- A Ghost Is Born Wilco tracks that I like.

In point of fact I don't like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot very much.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:41 AM   #191
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Still gutted that I was underwhelmed by them live.
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Old 06-04-2013, 08:42 AM   #192
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Seeing them with Bob Dylan, Richard Thompson and MMJ in just 6 weeks
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:19 AM   #193
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Seeing them with Bob Dylan, Richard Thompson and MMJ in just 6 weeks
Same here. Can't wait.

For the post-YHF period, I thought that Spiders, Impossible Germany, Bull Black Nova, Art of Almost and One Sunday Morning, at the very least, were universally loved.
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One Sunday Morning is my favorite song by any band over the last five years or so, maybe more.
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It's too bad we don't have a wilco thread.
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