Wilco - The Whole Love

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If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Wednesday, 5 October 2011 21:11 (six years ago) Permalink

first track and last track are cool, don't know about much in between.


jaymc, Wednesday, 5 October 2011 21:39 (six years ago) Permalink

I wonder how anyone can call this soft rock. The guitar playing is more scuzzed and abrasive than the band has been in years, and while the rhythm section is similarly more slick, I don't see how anyone can listen to Kotche/Stirratt and not be impressed.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 October 2011 21:44 (six years ago) Permalink

I noticed some very talented playing but nothing grooved with me. "Soft rock" wasn't meant to be a bad thing. Some tracks weren't soft rock in a traditional sense but they still made me sleepy.

ℓ٥ﻻ ﻉ√٥υ (CaptainLorax), Wednesday, 5 October 2011 22:46 (six years ago) Permalink

last track is quite good, but also too repetitive.

nostormo, Wednesday, 5 October 2011 22:50 (six years ago) Permalink

just listened to this for the first time. i really liked it, seemed much better than their last album. i love Sky Blue Sky so it has a ways to go to be better than that for me.

Bee OK, Thursday, 6 October 2011 00:09 (six years ago) Permalink

The autopilot of W(TA) really lowered the bar to ankle level, so new one's a huge relief.

Peas, Ants, Pigs & Astronauts (PaulTMA), Friday, 7 October 2011 13:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Saw them in Nashville for work. Very different sets each night, but Art of Almost and One Sunday Morning both nights, both sounding great. And I'm not really a big guitar solo guy but Nels Cline's solo during Impossible Germany was ridiculous. This line-up is so tight now.

Science, you guys. Science. (DL), Friday, 7 October 2011 13:26 (six years ago) Permalink

Heard "I Might" on the radio yesterday--excellent. The backing track has such an unusual '60s feel.

clemenza, Friday, 7 October 2011 19:57 (six years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Finally bought this today after much dithering - really adore the opening track, predictably, but wish the stuff in the middle, as elegant and well played and composed as it is, was a bit more akin to it. The songwriting of the middl stretch is growing on me, though.

Sick Mouthy (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 31 October 2011 17:20 (six years ago) Permalink


Jeff Tweedy retired today!

Euler, Tuesday, 1 November 2011 04:47 (six years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

and i know that i won't be the last, cold captain tied to the mast

markers, Tuesday, 1 May 2012 00:39 (five years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Saw most of the minor league park set last night. I suspect I'm in the minority, but I really wish Nels would just sit a couple of songs out. Or that someone would tell him that it's OK no to constantly noodle-noodle over everything.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 July 2012 16:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Haven't seen them recently, but I think I'm pretty much ready to vehemently disagree with you there.

How was that for a venue? It seemed like a fun show idea.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 9 July 2012 16:21 (five years ago) Permalink

It was OK. Ticket window seemed a bit overwhelmed, and traffic was predictably slow getting in, but the vibe was nice even if the band's bro contingent was in beyond full effect. Posters sucked, surprisingly.

I just don't like Nels in this context. Don't like his tone, don't like his solos, don't like "Impossible Germany" ...

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 July 2012 16:24 (five years ago) Permalink

Yes they can, decent idea with horrible execution. Heh, I love "Impossible Germany" and his tone.

heated debate over derpy hooves (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 9 July 2012 16:27 (five years ago) Permalink

does tweedy play much lead these days? i kinda dug it when he started stretching out on guitar in the pre-Nels days.

tylerw, Monday, 9 July 2012 16:28 (five years ago) Permalink

I just don't like Nels in this context. Don't like his tone, don't like his solos, don't like "Impossible Germany" ...

lol that's prob my favorite Wilco song

Never translate Dutch (jaymc), Monday, 9 July 2012 16:32 (five years ago) Permalink

It might be my favorite Wilco song ... title.

Not a lot of Jeff skronk, though I dig it when he does.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 July 2012 16:47 (five years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

this album is really good, which is surprising as ive never really liked any of their post-YHF stuff which i found boring and meandering. this is the wilco sound i missed listening to.

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Saturday, 16 March 2013 12:36 (four years ago) Permalink

It's because they started doing power pop again. They were good at that. Wish they would do more of it

'Separate Lives', by Phil Collins & Marilyn Manson (PaulTMA), Saturday, 16 March 2013 13:16 (four years ago) Permalink

I wish they will do more of One Sunday Morning.

Van Horn Street, Saturday, 16 March 2013 16:15 (four years ago) Permalink


c'est magnifique, mais ce n'est pas le beurre (imago), Saturday, 16 March 2013 16:22 (four years ago) Permalink

i wish Jim O'rourke will rejoin them

nostormo, Saturday, 16 March 2013 16:32 (four years ago) Permalink

This is their best album since YHF.

they all are afflicted with a sickness of existence (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 16 March 2013 21:04 (four years ago) Permalink

It's because they started doing power pop again

its not just power pop though, the mellow songs really hit the spot. "whole love" and "one sunday morning" make a great ending to the album.

Old Boy In Network (Michael B), Saturday, 16 March 2013 22:22 (four years ago) Permalink

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