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  1. 23 hours ago, TCP said:

    First of all!! Thank you for listening :) 

    Did I say it's a Walmart version of SBS song?? I don't remember saying that, maybe it was Jason. I'll have to go back and listen. Either way that made me laugh, but I probably wouldn't go that far. Maybe more of a Target version of a Wilco song ;) 

    I've seen that video, it's probably a better version than what's on the album but it's still not a great Wilco song, IMHO. I don't see what's appealing about it! I'd agree with you that the harmonies, solo, and everything you listed are good but I think there's a bunch of songs on Sky Blue Sky alone which have all the same things but are way more effective, to me at least! It's definitely not a bad song but it's right there with Everlasting Everything and Capitol City with the Wilco songs that don't do much for me. Trust me, I've tried. I wish I liked it as much as you! In hindsight I would have loved to have you or someone with your opinion on the show to debate that one because I think me and Jason were very much on the same page of "meh" which isn't super interesting but is honest at least. Like Jeff says, every Wilco song is someone's favourite Wilco song. 

    Also, to echo what A-Man says above, you guys should check out the Wilco Album by Album discussions

     on the Steve Hoffman forum, it would be a good source of material for the podcasts.  Here's a link to the song by song discussion:


  2. 1.   Nada Surf - Never Not Together

    2.   Blake Mills - Mutable Set

    3.   Guided By Voices - Surrender Your Poppy Field

    4.   Stephen Malkmus - Traditional Techniques

    5.   Phoebe Bridges - Punisher

    6.   Cafe Racer - Shadow Talk

    7.   Ben Seretan - Youth Pastoral

    8.   Soccer Mommy - color theory

    9.   Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Reunions

    10. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard - K.G.

  3. OK guys, I have been listening to this podcast for awhile now.  While I have mostly enjoyed the show, and thank you guys for the attempt, but how in the WORLD could you crap all over Country Disappeared?  Not trying to be Wilco fan boy here, but to call it uninteresting, uninspired, poorly recorded, "Wal-Mart" version of a SBS song?  Wow, this track to me is one of my favorite Wilco recordings, a perfect blend of lyrics, melody, instrumentation, full of soul, great solo, harmonies (BTW it's Pat singing with Jeff), etc.  To each his own, but I think you guys BADLY missed the mark on this one.  Check out this version from youtube, if this doesn't convert you to a fan of the song, there is no hope for you guys...



  4. Album A for me, can't go wrong with Misunderstood as an opener, I like IG to close out side A.  Airline opening Side B is a good choice, kind of taking it into an acoustic direction (exception Hell is Chrome), then closing it out with Late Greats / Bob Dylan's Beard (maybe as a hidden track?)

  5. Feeling - The La's

    Son of a Gun - The La's

    Fortunately Gone - The Breeders

    Words of Love - Buddy Holly

    Black Sheep Boy - Tim Hardin

    But I'm Different Now - The Jam


    And, yeah... a hundred or so GBV tunes.


    Also, I gotta give myself a plug, as I think this is a pretty good one at 1:51:


    Pretty good little tune there...thanks for the La's recommendations, really digging "Feeling"

    man this song is so good. the type that really affects you in a deep way. me, anyways.

    Probably my favorite from Slanted, that or Trigger Cut

  6. So I was making a Spotify playlist the other day of songs that are under 2 minutes, and was trying to find songs that are complete songs, not just short instrumentals or breaks between real songs (White Album, Wowee Zowee, Tommy, etc.)  I was surprised that many of my favorite bands have some pretty good complete songs under 2 minutes, here are some of my favorites.  Do you guys have any personal favorites to add to the list?


    Never Talking to You Again - Husker Du

    I'm In Love With A Girl - Big Star

    Buzzards and Dreadful Crows - Guided By Voices (kings of the under 2 minute song!)

    Three Girl Rhumba - Wire

    Communist Daughter - Neutral Milk Hotel

    Welcome to the Working Week - Elvis Costello

    Time Between - The Byrds

    Zurich Is Stained - Pavement

    Hold On - John Lennon

    Road - Nick Drake

    You Can Do Better Than Me - Death Cab for Cutie

    What Deaner Was Talkin' About - Ween

    #1 Hit Song - Minutemen

  7. Fruit Bats as a band were a 2017 discovery for me. Saw them in concert in the spring and really like their 2016 album.

    Same here, had heard of them but never listened to any of their stuff until Absolute Loser this year.  Back-tracked and LOVE Ruminant Band, and really all their stuff, including the EDJ "solo" album.

  8. That's funny, my wife bought American Goldwing this summer and I was really impressed with it. Actually thought it sounded just a little bit like (earlyish) Wilco. Sort of. Well, I think it would sound like Wilco if you had a musician who's never heard Wilco before but had to recreate their sound solely based off you describing it to them.

    Agree on the sound, definitely Petty/Springsteen/Being There vibe to a few of their albums.  I really liked Furr, dropped out quick on Destroyer of the Void, and the band really, but went back to it this year because I really liked Wild and Reckless.  The second side of the Destroyer album has me hooked, really good stuff.

  9. War On Drugs - A Deeper Understanding

    Blitzen Trapper - Wild and Reckless

    Julien Baker - Turn Out the Lights

    Derek Webb - Fingers Crossed

    Father John Misty - Pure Comedy

    Feist - Pleasure

    Big Thief - Capacity

    Spoon - Hot Thoughts

    Hiss Golden Messenger - Hallelujah Anyhow

    Thundercat - Drunk


    Right outside my top 10 (for now)

    Jason Isbell

    Paul Weller

    David Bazan

    Fleet Foxes


    Albums that I "discovered" in 2017 that were earlier releases that stayed in rotation all year:

    Fruit Bats - The Ruminant Band

    Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void

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