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Old 09-05-2011, 02:10 AM   #1
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Wilco - The Whole Love

I'm surprised this isn't being discussed. Did anyone catch the web stream on their website over the weekend? Amazing stuff. Discuss.
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
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YES. I've been waiting for this thread.
My thoughts (spoiler-tagged in case anyone is waiting for release day):
 
Great album, and a total grower. Personal highlights: Art of Almost, I Might, Dawned On Me, Black Moon, and Standing O. Like I said in the Music Discussion thread, there's a great mix between pure pop songs and somewhat experimental tracks. This could very well be an Album of the Year contender.

Also, I have no idea how the riff from One Sunday Morning doesn't get annoying over the course of twelve minutes, but I love it.
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Oh, yeah. I need to listen to this. Let's go.
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Old 09-05-2011, 05:54 PM   #4
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I think I made it through two listens, and I was pleased. I thought Wilco (the album) was pretty good, but it didn't capture my attention for more than a few weeks. Bull Black Nova aside, I thought it was mostly pedestrian; so much of it seemed like a retread of Sky Blue Sky.

The Whole Love showed signs of the ambition and evolution that I'd hoped to see. I think those were electronic drums on Art of Almost, right? It struck me as having an industrial edge to it. Whatever it was, I liked it. Rising Red Lung also stood out to me, even if I remember it as a typical downtempo strummer in the vein of Solitaire, etc. I probably like it just for having such a badass, visually stirring title.

I don't think this will measure up to the Summerteeth -> Ghost period, but it's new music from one of the greatest bands out there. I'll be looking forward to it.
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So fucking gorgeous, akin to something from Neil Young's Harvest:

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Old 09-05-2011, 07:26 PM   #6
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So fucking gorgeous, akin to something from Neil Young's Harvest:
It's pretty cool for the first third or so, but then the string section fades in and it becomes amazing.
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This album is out and there's only 6 posts here? I've seen Interference members put up more impressive numbers than that for their own albums. I remember when the Sky Blue Sky stream was a huge deal...but I guess Sky Blue Sky tempered fanbase expectations somewhat.

Really happy to say that this grew on me significantly with the second listen. Dawned On Me and Capitol City are such wonderful callbacks to Summerteeth's pop sensibility (the latter essentially Pieholden Suite with a more coherent structure). There are some aggressively experimental moments too, but the songwriting is so deft (re: plays to the band's strengths, isn't especially sentimental) here that I generally don't care too much about the lack of guitar runs. Art of Almost builds to a fucking awesome crescendo, and the sprawling structure of One Sunday Morning is entirely welcome. I think my favorite track is Black Moon for its warmth and intimacy.

The Whole Love is battling it out with A Ghost Is Born for 4th in my Wilco rankings. TWL doesn't have a great deal of highlights like AGIB, but it doesn't have its head a mile up its own ass either.
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Might listen to this first, just to piss everyone off.
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Old 09-28-2011, 05:34 AM   #9
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I don't care, just as long as it doesn't result in even more Wilco bitching. The last thing Laz needs is a partner in whin€.
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Still need to listen.

So much music, so little time!

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Great album, and a total grower. Personal highlights: Art of Almost, I Might, Dawned On Me, Black Moon, and Standing O. Like I said in the Music Discussion thread, there's a great mix between pure pop songs and somewhat experimental tracks. This could very well be an Album of the Year contender.

Also, I have no idea how the riff from One Sunday Morning doesn't get annoying over the course of twelve minutes, but I love it.
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Really happy to say that this grew on me significantly with the second listen. Dawned On Me and Capitol City are such wonderful callbacks to Summerteeth's pop sensibility (the latter essentially Pieholden Suite with a more coherent structure). There are some aggressively experimental moments too, but the songwriting is so deft (re: plays to the band's strengths, isn't especially sentimental) here that I generally don't care too much about the lack of guitar runs. Art of Almost builds to a fucking awesome crescendo, and the sprawling structure of One Sunday Morning is entirely welcome. I think my favorite track is Black Moon for its warmth and intimacy.

The Whole Love is battling it out with A Ghost Is Born for 4th in my Wilco rankings. TWL doesn't have a great deal of highlights like AGIB, but it doesn't have its head a mile up its own ass either.
You've almost convinced me - but not quite - to buy it despite how underwhelmed I was after listening to the stream, and how uninterested I've been in everything since A Ghost is Born. I guess I've been feeling like I'm tired of everything from Tweedy's voice to their whole sound. I'd love to give them another chance but I don't want to be hurt again.

I did listen to Black Moon again and I will say it is one of the best things I've heard from them in a long time.
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I have listened to this for a week now and it has really grown on me. Apart from the obviously awesome bookends, this feels like an album full of little pleasures in the production and arrangements. The bells in Capitol City (which are reminiscent of Air France’s Windmill Wedding, I thought), the last 40 seconds of Red Rising Lung, the entirety of The Whole Love. I just feel like they went back to something just slightly more adventurous than the past two albums, and produced a sound in the Summerteeth vein. Nels is also doing wonders in giving more depth to their songs – he seems a bit more unleashed in this album than in his two previous efforts (particularly SBS). I have no question that this is their best album since AGIB – and I’m not a detractor of the past two in any way.

I saw these guys live last week and they continue to be awe-inspiring. Probably the best live show out there. I was happy that they played a full 10-minute version of Sunday Morning, which sounded amazing. Also, after 4 Wilco concerts I finally got to hear Ashes of American Flags live and Nels’ beautiful solo. They actually had a pretty great set overall, and there’s a very good recording available at nyctaper if you are interested.
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I just read the Pitchfork review. Despite the 6.9 rating, it is actually a really great review so I don't get the rating. Not that I care much what they think.
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Yeah, I thought exactly the same. It reads like a 8.0 or so review. I don't care about the rating though. I thought the guy did a good job explaining some of what is good in the record.
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I really like "Born Alone".
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