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  • Summary: This is the second album from the trio of Jeff Tweedy (Wilco), Glenn Kotche and Jim O'Rourke.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. More about songs than weird jams, alternating between twisted retro rock and eccentric folk rock. [24 Mar 2006, p.71]
  2. While no Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, [it] will still placate fans excited to see where Tweedy takes Wilco next. [May 2006, p.174]
  3. It’s not often that a side-project produces an album that deserves anything more than a footnote mention. Loose Fur deserves its own cult.
  4. Musically, the album is a definite barnburner. If you find the messages too much to stomach, the melodies and riffage will comfort you.
  5. 70
    A more than enjoyable stopgap. [May 2006, p.104]
  6. [It] takes some persistance. [18 Mar 2006, p.35]
  7. While a well-concocted snotty attitude may be a decisive factor in any number of great rock albums, Born Again in the USA feels lazy without any particular agenda. It’s good for a laugh and a couple of listens, but ultimately does not resonate.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5