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and the only song that lives up to their bizarre reputation.
glad we all agree.
There, I said it.
So you both win.
Boring music forum? definitely.
I can't remember the name of it - something about 'Cars Can't Escape' methinks. Not on any of their albums but there's some footage of Jeff and Jay playing it kicking about from 'I am Trying to Break Your Heart'. Probably find it on youtube. Has the heartbreaking line, "so I tap my glass and nod my chin and wonder who you've been in rhythm with". Should be on an album.
Here's the recorded version...
I think it was a free download with YHF.
If you can't get into one of the great American bands of the past 20 years then that's your loss. They have a wonderful reputation for a reason. Stop making yourself look so silly.
'one of the great American bands of the past 20 years'
see, what you've done there is make a stupid 'factual' statement. the thing that really puzzles me is how they're regarded as an 'American Radiohead' - utterly baffling.
Is my personal favorite. It ties with Poor Places (swoon!) and Impossible Germany.
Look, I fucking loved Sky Blue Sky. It's my favorite Wilco record next to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. I don't get the negative hype. It was AWESOME. So that's me.
I almost agree too. I heard it and thought "I've just found my new favourite band."
It's so so good that it's miles better than anything else they did but everything else on YHF is still top.
followed by I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, Poor Places and Bull Black Nova
but I don't think about Wilco often
is THE definitive 18-minute Wilconian morsel - but the two need each other to really work
where it's just a typically good regular wilco song but then it gets engulfed by a massive shitstorm of noise before subsiding with the original song carrying on like nothing happened.
Completely took me by surprise when i saw them at green man - i thought half the band had gone mental
don't actually know the name of the track though
That can nestle in just after Poor Places
is a nice song, but barely even scratches the surface
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLDL84heJcI is one of my current favourites
Lyrically brilliant and musically innovative, not a fact obviously. Give being there, summerteeth & YHF (a proper listen) and then get back to us
i've spent more time listening to them than most similar bands would have got.
but again that barely scratches the surface. Think their last 5 albums have been great and that includes Sky Blue Sky. I agree with the posters above with regards to the negative reviews, baffling. Ever Onwards.
Hadn't seen that one before..
Can't find the version I wanted to show, from I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
But I am increasingly finding it rests heavily on production. I reckon a few of their others have the potential to reach similar levels of greatness.
But it's definitely got to compete with Via Chiacago, ... What You Said, Muzzle Of Bees, Misunderstood, Break Your Heart ...
They have a really great catalogue, one of those bands I don't think you can reduce down to one song like you can with some.
So many perfect songs/albums (Admittedly Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is the best one though) and after finally seeing them at the Barrowlands last week it's really cemented them as one of my favourite bands ever.
But i like how it's turned into a Wilco appreciation thread.
My favourite Wilco song changes all the time but currently it's the live version of Sunken Treasure. Absolutely beautiful....
Otherwise there's At Least That's What You Said, Shot In The Arm, Misunderstood, Red Eyed & Blue, Kingpin, I'm The Man Who Loves You, Heavy Metal Drummer, Bull Black Nova, Via Chicago, How To Fight Loneliness, My Darling, You Are My Face, Muzzle Of Bees, Theologians..... yeah i'm a bit of a fan.
Did anyone else catch them at the Royal Festival Hall last week? An amazing gig.
you got me there. despite my attempts to disguise it and make it subtle.
the reputation refers to this whole 'oh Wilco, sonic pioneers, the American Radiohead, one of the great American bands, blah blah...'. i respect that people like them and all, but they're basically an alt-country band with a few nifty production techniques.
i had tickets but vocational nonsense scuppered me en route. saw them at the Troxy last year. 'Impossible Germany' was so fucking amazing it had me laughing out loud.
jeff tweedy is a great song writer. wilco are a great band. they're not part of any scene, nor follow any trends. they've spent time on the frontlines of sonic exploration, they've spent time back in fields. they're already pushing fifteen, and they've got much life in them yet. in an age of where transience is king, we should celebrate such a rare, profound, and joyous band, regardless of personal dispositions. as for a live act, they are as thrilling and as technically proficient as the best of them. one of the modern great troupes, no question.
One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard in my life. At SBE in '07, this preceded by Poor Places, and then followed by Spiders, is one of my all-time gig highlights.
Will segue nicely into No Other One by Weezer.
... As someone stated earlier, if someone can't get into them then it's their loss, and a great loss at that...
In my eyes Wilco are easily one of the best alternative bands of the last 20 years, amazing live, strive to make every album different and are moving without being over sentimental.
Any band that can release 'A Ghost Is Born' deserve praise. Long live Wilco
Summerteeth is my personal favorite. but its testament to their genius that we can all differ.