Wilco - A Ghost Is Born

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Wilco - A Ghost Is Born

Post by Kean » Fri Apr 09, 2004 11:24 pm

I've been listening to a lot of Wilco's latest album, A Ghost Is Born. It's currently only available as an official online stream (the album sees a proper release this summer), but I'm really digging the album.

There are some self-indulgent tracks that could stand to use a little editing -- for example, I love the riff of "Spiders (Kidsmoke)," but at over ten minutes, there's a lot of other things that you have to wade through first. I'm sure it'll grow on me the more I listen to it (much like the last album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot), but it really makes for a dense listening experience in some places.

Other places, however, are simply a joy for the ears. Check out the album opener, "At Least That's What You Said." I can't help but crank the volume way up for that one. A simple piano melody, a few whispers of some lyrics -- and then the guitars kick in. Fantastic.

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Post by Kazu » Sat Apr 10, 2004 1:41 am

Thanks for the link, Kean. Looks like I'll be seeing these guys at Coachella. As my friend Rusty said gleefully, "It's Wil-fuckin-co man!!!" I'm pretty excited too.

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Post by neil » Sat Apr 10, 2004 4:05 pm

I've only heard "at least that's what you said," but I think it's brilliant. I'm really sick of Wilco/Jeff Tweedy backlash.

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Post by Kazu » Mon May 10, 2004 1:48 pm

I just went out and bought Summer Teeth, Being There and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. I am now very happy... and mellow. :D
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Post by neil » Mon May 10, 2004 2:11 pm

I just listenened to "How to Fight Loneliness" from Summerteeth on a loop for about 15 hours in a row. heheh

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Post by Kazu » Mon May 10, 2004 2:13 pm

Listening to Summer Teeth right now. What a great album!
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Post by Kean » Mon May 10, 2004 3:24 pm

I always thought that Summerteeth was the real turning point for Wilco, in terms of both their lyrics and pop sense. Summerteeth and YHF has certainly seen a lot of play from me...

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Post by Kean » Fri Jun 11, 2004 9:28 am

Oh dear. A 160-page picture book and an accompanying 40-minute CD of unreleased new music in addition to having A Ghost Is Born being released later this year? This money that I want to spend that I do not have.

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Post by will » Fri Jun 11, 2004 12:55 pm

Kazu wrote:I just went out and bought Summer Teeth, Being There and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. I am now very happy... and mellow. :D
I thought Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was pretty overrated - I dig some of the stuff on "Being There", though.

They didn't end up playing at Coachella - I believe because Jeff Tweedy is in rehab or something.

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Post by Kazu » Fri Jun 11, 2004 2:49 pm

Yeah, I guess Beck played in their place, so I wasn't complaining too much. Hehe.
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Post by Matthew Forsythe » Fri Aug 20, 2004 8:37 am

the late greats was stuck in my head for a whole week.

i was walking around seoul sinking, 'the best laugh never leaves your lungs'.

garnered a few quizzical looks.

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Post by Kean » Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:02 am

The live version of "Spiders (Kidsmoke)" over at the Wilco Roadcase sounds incredible, and is definitely worth checking out. All 11 minutes of it.

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