Wilco - Ode To Joy (October 4 2019)

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I'm with you Paul. Quiet Amplifier and Love is Strange are the highlights for me. The rest, I like it while I'm listening but I don't find it super memorable. Also how I felt about Schmilco.

sctttnnnt (pgwp), Friday, 11 October 2019 17:51 (one year ago) link

The songs on Schmilco glisten for me with tension and purpose, in both composition and performance.

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Friday, 11 October 2019 18:12 (one year ago) link

Haven't had a chance to listen to this yet, but hearing Kot and DeRogatis go on about how boring it is and how much they don't like it basically confirms that it'll probably be my favorite Wilco record in awhile.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 11 October 2019 19:16 (one year ago) link

I like the first few songs a lot... then the next few ("1.5 Stars" & "Quiet Amplifier") feel kind of slack & rote. "Quiet Amplifier" is groovy (as mentioned above). "White Wooden Cross" feels sleepy, and I guess its melody is either "classic" (in a Dylan-ish mode) or paint-by-numbers, depending on how it hits yr ears. The next few traxx are sorta dull ("We Were Lucky" drags on too long). I don't care for "Love Is Everywhere." The final two songs are good, but not exceptional (I dig: Eight tiny lines of cocaine / Left on a copy machine). FINAL RATING: B

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Friday, 11 October 2019 20:16 (one year ago) link

"Quiet Amplifier" is groovy (as mentioned above).

I meant "Everyone Hides"... whatever

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Friday, 11 October 2019 20:29 (one year ago) link

Determined to get into this album one way or another. It all sounds pleasant enough...

But then again Citizens sounds like the most pointless Wilco song ever

PaulTMA, Friday, 11 October 2019 20:30 (one year ago) link

Definitely not an album of "Radio Cure"s. It's fine in the same whelming way the other three Wilco albums this decade have been. I can't believe how quickly it's over when it ends.

Wally P. Doyle, Sunday, 13 October 2019 05:46 (one year ago) link

I'm just listening now. Holy shit

flappy bird, Monday, 14 October 2019 01:51 (one year ago) link

Kind of a weird album to spend $500 on.

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Monday, 14 October 2019 02:00 (one year ago) link


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