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  1. I didn't buy the bundle until Friday, so my physical copy won't come until later this week. Does anyone know when the mp3 album goes live, and how we go about downloading it?
  2. Wilco is just a generally poor choice for a best of due to song length (average song is about 4 1/2 minutes.) and due to (in my opinion) being an artist from the old school of making and listening to albums as complete works of art. They're not a hits artist, nor an iPod shuffle artist. They're a dog eared vinyl band. :-) My personal best of I came up with when I heard this was being made was: Disc 1: 01. I Must Be High 02. Box Full of Letters 03. Pasenger Side 04. Misunderstood 05. Monday 06. Outtasite (Outtamind) 07. I Got You (At the End of the Century) 08. Sunken Treasure 09. Calif
  3. Missing: "Poor Places", "Remember the Mountain Bed", "Spiders", "Wishful Thinking", "One Wing", "Art of Almost".
  4. While it's nifty that we'll finally have all of these tracks in one location, I always felt that the officially released B-sides were just the surface of the rich world of non-LP Wilco. Not only were some of my dream tracks not included (Studio versions of "Let's Fight", "My Words", an early version of "Spiders", the alleged 10 extra songs from the Being There sessions), even surfaced but unreleased gems like "Venus Stopped the Train" failed to make an appearance. If this is just the tip of the iceberg as some have optimistically said, then it's fine. I'm fine with this being the Past Mas
  5. I still haven't heard the David Kahne mix of "Nothing'sever..." is it any good?
  6. The Sales figures on wikipedia are primarily based on the now 7 year old Learning to Die; do we have anymore up-to-date sales figures? I know that as of 2009's Spin Magazine cover story, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot was upto 642,000 copies in the United States, but that's really the extent of my knowledge. Anyone have anything more concrete?
  7. add Auto-tune and it sounds cool to me. hahaha.
  8. I have heard "One Wing" at Publix and Walgreen's. My former roommate heard it up in Lexington, MA at a McDonald's. One Wing! With a coke and fries dear neither yours or mine I fear it'll go down to your thighs! ...sorry had to.
  9. I always kind of wanted a boxed set or deluxe editions with rarities...I know I'm greedy. Some stuff I would want (if it still exists/ ever did): "Let's Hear it For Rock"- a good quality studio version. John Stirratt A.M. Songs- John submitted 3 songs for inclusion on A.M. Only one made it. Being There Outtakes- according to Learning to Die, the album came from a pool of about 30 songs. "Nothingsevergonnastandinmyway(again)- David Kahne single remix only available on promo cds. "Whispery Kisses"- a Finished version of this song. "Jesus, Etc"- the original demo recording that Jay Bennett
  10. I like Wilco (The Album). It has several good songs, and is much better than Sky Blue Sky which is "Impossible Germany" (great song) and the 11 crappiest songs Wilco has written since A.M.. That said, I haven't found Wilco nearly as captivating since Jay left, and now that he's gone for good, I have some doubts that Wilco will ever get their brilliance back.
  11. I heard a Vinyl rip of "Via Chicago" the other day...I'm seriously considering buying a turntable just so I can have Wilco's albums on vinyl.
  12. I dunno if they did a Zoroastrianism album, I might be intrigued. That said, I'm not sure I can buy that Wilco will ever make another album equal to their peak. Even AGIB to me is a step below the brilliance of the Jay Bennett era of Wilco, the melodies, the arrangements have gone downhill without Bennett's genius. The lyrics, well, that wouldn't matter if Jay was there or if he wasn't, but I feel like the music quality has gone down a bit without Jay.
  13. Sky Blue Sky is a boring soft-rock meets jam band record. I'd much rather listen to a "pop" record than that.
  14. I think W(TA) was a vast improvement over Sky Blue Sky. Hopefully the next album will vastly improve over W(TA).
  15. My Top Ten: 01. Kanye West- My Dark Twisted Beautiful Fantasy 02. Arcade Fire- The Suburbs 03. Janelle Monae- ArchAndroid 04. The National- High Violet 05. Big Boi- Sir Lucious Leftfoot... 06. LCD Soundsystem- This is Happening 07. Joanna Newsom- Have One on Me 08. Beach House- Teen Dream 09. Sufjan Stevens- Age of ADZ 10. Bruce Springsteen- The Promise
  16. 01. Summerteeth 02. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 03. A Ghost is Born 04. Being There 05. Wilco (The Album) 06. Sky Blue Sky 07. A.M.
  17. Modern? John Mayer. But if I had to pick one artist that offended me the most in my whole life time, it would be Collective Soul. I still twitch whenever any of their songs come on the radio, and "Gel" is my least favorite song of all time.
  18. While they weren't 100% rip offs like Led Zeppelin, they were hardly true innovators in the sense that The Velvet Underground were.
  19. He also has a weak septum. I'd like to add that despite thinking they're the greatest band of all time compositionally by a mile, that I don't consider The Beatles particularly innovative. Basically everything they did had been done. They were more musical chameleons than true innovators.
  20. a fistful of blasphemy. - The Ramones are easily the weakest band from the CBGBs scene. I'll take Talking Heads, Television, Patti, Blondie, The Voidoids etc over the Ramones any day. - Bob Marley bores me to tears. His songs have no tension, which I consider a key element of composition. - I vastly prefer the Stax sound to the Motown. Give me horns over frilly strings any day. - Kurt Cobain is my favorite vocalist of all time and Nirvana is probably in my top 5 favorite bands. Deal with it. - I think Are You Experienced is Hendrix's weakest album, and that Purple Haze is overrated. Electric
  21. I've had this list for a while it's sort of a list of things I'd love to see come out on bonus discs or boxed sets: Dream Wilco (The Boxed Set) or Bonus disc materials. A: Individual tracks of interest. 01. "Let's Hear it For Rock"- Final mix. A.M. outtake. 02. "Can't Stand It"- Prior to arrangement by David Khane. 03. "Via Chicago"- All noise version that was spliced with the mellow version. 04. "Poor Places"- The Final version that O'Rourke, Tweedy and Kotche replaced at the 11th hour. 05. "Jesus, Etc"- Demo version. June, 2001 06. "Monkey Mess"- Studio Recording, circa 2001. 07. "Wh
  22. my recommendation would be start with A.M. and go up. The evolution from their first to fourth album is just amazing. From a very modest band on A.M., to a great American Band on Being There and Summerteeth to THE ONLY American Band on YHF.
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