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Old 12-13-2011, 03:52 PM   #121
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So I'm going through their Spotify list, and the song that has stood out the most so far (that I hadn't already heard) is Cass McCombs' "County Line." Great track. Relaxing. They're totally right in saying that this sounds perfect for a long, lonely drive at night.

EDIT: Oh man, "Vomit" is a great track, too. Glad I'm finally hearing some of this stuff.
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:14 PM   #122
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I really, really like Sky Blue Sky. Is that an unpopular sentiment among other Wilco fans?
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:16 PM   #123
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It's bugging me that Drake didn't put an apostrophe in his title for the song "Marvins Room."

Also, Pitchfork uploaded the censored version of this song. Which doesn't really make any sense.
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:23 PM   #124
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You mean you don't like the upbeat songs? In general, Summerteeth excepted, I am not wild about a lot of their upbeat songs.
I actually love their upbeat songs. I wouldn't adore Being There and Summerteeth as I do if I didn't, but the faster numbers on AGIB just don't do it for me. They don't fit with the rest of the album, and tracks like Theologians and The Late Greats are just throwaways. I'm A Wheel too, I suppose, but I don't mind that one so much. Hummingbird is good too, but I wish they'd saved it for Sky Blue Sky.

In other news, outside it's 40 degrees, wet, grey and altogether a perfect day to listen to Let England Shake. What a tremendous album. If it wins AOTY on metacritic or Pazz and Jop, I will be very pleased.
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:33 PM   #125
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Is this the fucking Wilco thread?
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:36 PM   #126
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That actually would belong in fanfiction.

 
... on a Wilco forum.
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:40 PM   #127
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Is this the fucking Wilco thread?
The thread title threw Laz off the VWilcock trail.
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:47 PM   #128
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I'll also agree that AGIB's high points are better. I don't know what it is with Wilco and album openers, but At Least That's What You Said might actually be their best, even better than Misunderstood, I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, Art of Almost, etc.
The fact that Being There technically has both Misunderstood and Sunken Treasure as album openers blows me away.
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Old 12-13-2011, 04:47 PM   #129
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I really, really like Sky Blue Sky. Is that an unpopular sentiment among other Wilco fans?
I think most fans like it better than I do.

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I actually love their upbeat songs. I wouldn't adore Being There and Summerteeth as I do if I didn't, but the faster numbers on AGIB just don't do it for me. They don't fit with the rest of the album, and tracks like Theologians and The Late Greats are just throwaways. I'm A Wheel too, I suppose, but I don't mind that one so much. Hummingbird is good too, but I wish they'd saved it for Sky Blue Sky.
Yeah, I agree with all of that, too.

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Old 12-13-2011, 05:54 PM   #130
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Haven't really listened to too many albums this year. I suppose, at the moment, my favorite's Matthew Good's, "Lights of Endangered Species."

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Old 12-13-2011, 10:09 PM   #131
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Looks like "Midnight City" is Pitchfork's song of the year. They just updated their Spotify Playlist with the selections that would make up 50-1 on their Songs of 2011 list. It's first. Great tune. "Holocene" (and potential Grammy Record of the Year) in second, EMA's "California" (my favorite of the year) in third.
Midnight City would have been my song of the year if you asked me a week ago. Now it might be Wait. Or it could be from another band. Who knows? I'll know better at December's end.
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:15 PM   #132
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I gotta say, I think the FORK! setting up their own Spotify list with all the songs from their Top 100 is a really cool idea.
I've been listening to the whole thing for kicks (already heard about 4/5 of this material though). However, the playlist only has 79 songs. You can find the rest easily on YouTube though. And the other ones are worth checking out.
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It suprises me that there's no Radiohead in the top 100 songs. I expected Pitchfork to at least put Lotus Flower or Give Up The Ghost in there.
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That is really, really surprising.

In other news, that California song by EMA blows. #comeatmeB&C
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It suprises me that there's no Radiohead in the top 100 songs. I expected Pitchfork to at least put Lotus Flower or Give Up The Ghost in there.
They've made the #1 spot on at least one official "Most Disappointing Albums of the Year" list I've seen so far, and I'm sure that won't be the last. I don't think Radiohead fans have realized how poorly this album was received by fair weather Radiohead fans. Most of us here weren't exactly thrilled with it as a whole when it came out, and let's face it, most of us (myself definitely included) probably overrate everything the band has ever done.
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True. But almost everyone agrees that it has a few great songs, so I don't think that it's far-fetched to expect a song in the top 100. I've seen Lotus Flower high on a few lists.
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Why do you hate Radiohead, Scumbo?
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