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Old 03-22-2006, 01:32 PM   #1
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Which is a better band My Morning Jacket or Wilco?

Ok, fight.
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Wilco.

MMJ is good too though. They just don't really touch Wilco. Not many do.
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I like MMJ but they are not even in the same league as Wilco. I mean, not even close, frankly.
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Wilco by a mile.
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why one have to be better?
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WILCO!!!
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C'mon people, this is supposed to be a fight!

How the hell am I going to use the new popcorn smilie if there's no fight?
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C'mon people, this is supposed to be a fight!

How the hell am I going to use the new popcorn smilie if there's no fight?

AMEN!!!!


I said FIGHT!!!
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There is no fight, Wilco is the better overall band at this stage. MMJ is alot like them though and should they mature in similar fashion, could be even better. Im a big fan of both.....
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I'll bite.


MMJ have more heart and soul.

and, thus, they're 'better' than Wilco.
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Actually, I think I'll add fuel to the potential fire.

Wilco, though a great live band, are too cold, too detached on record. They can't connect with the listener the way Jim James and co. can, because their overall sound wallows in self-indulgent art-noise.
Moreover, Tweedy's lyrics are overwrought and overly depressing.

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I'll choose Wilco, but I do agree that Tweedy's lyrics can seem cold and detached on record.

MMJ still needs time to develop, but I know they are on a very impressive path so far.
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Both great live bands, but Wilco definately wins this category.

In Studio MMJ takes the cake, especially vocally.

But overall Wilco wins for better lyrics.
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Tweedy has kind of disappeared up his own asshole at this point. The lyrics to me are trying to be Dylanesque but are laughable at times. He's not much of a singer compared to Jim James either. That being said, Wilco have been truly adventurous in the studio the last couple years, and it's hard to deny the achievement, even if I prefer Being There out of all the records.

My Morning Jacket was a little discovery of mine until It Still Moves came out and they started to pick up steam. I still haven't seen them live, but I did see them on Conan playing One Big Holiday, and they rocked so hard Conan was blown away. I think he even comment that it was one of the best performances he'd seen on the show. Their most recent album was a step in a different direction, but they haven't put out a masterpiece yet.

Still hard to compare the bands because they're at two different places in their respective careers.
My verdict: Wilco makes better albums, but MMJ's a better band, with James being a slightly better songwriter than Tweedy.
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Tweedy is the best american songwriter of our time. Whether you feel his lyrics are depressing or detached they are heartfelt. As for who is the better singer, well, its close. To me they both sing with a wide range of emotion. James obviously leans towards heavy reverb for his vocals in almost every case. While Tweedy is more raw and real in my opinion.

Ive seen Wilco live 3 times and MMJ twice and Wilco just has a better stage presence, better musicians (especially now) and a better repoire with thier audience. Thats not to say that MMJ and James cannot gain that over time as I believe they can, and are an exceptional live act for where they are in thier career.

To me, its like comparing a seasoned well decorated veteran to a hotshot rookie. As it was stated, at this point, MMJ are not in the same league, but they could be, and fast.
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