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It sure ain't country
on 8 July 2004
Wilco are a top band, and this album, like so much of what went before, will undoubtedly grow on me and you to the point where I and you think it's brilliant and we cannot understand why we ever thought it was difficult and odd.
So why the review? This album was recommended to me by Amazon (hey I had it on advance for three weeks guys) as a COUNTRY album. This is NOT a country album. Think Fables of the Reconstruction, I Feel Alright or Red Dirt Girl. This album has as much that is COUNTRY about it as they do.
So if you like COUNTRY avoid it like the plague. But if you want some really exciting music that will grow and grow on you then buy this. And then buy Fables of the Reconstruction, I Feel Alright or Red Dirt Girl if you haven't already.
I look forward to coming back to this review and changing the rating to five stars. But I have a feeling that will be a couple of weeks away at least. But that's Wilco for you.