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Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

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  • Summary: This six-track disc is a collaboration between Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, drummer Glenn Kotche, and Jim O'Rourke (known for both his acclaimed recent solo albums and work with Wilco and Sonic Youth).
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    This is true cosmic American music and possibly the best thing all concerned have ever done.
  2. This is the natural and logical epiphany of three musicians who have been getting to know one another for some time. It's also a damn good album.
  3. Challenging, arresting and moving in equal measures.
  4. Anthemic minus guitar heroism, psychedelic without melting walls, modestly pretentious, it's art rock in overalls. [7 Feb 2003, p.82]
  5. 70
    Occasionally meanders into lift muzak for people who only ever travel in really cool lifts. [Mar 2003, p.103]
  6. Without a doubt there are quite a few moments on Loose Fur to enthrall diehard fans of anyone involved. And yet, when all is said and done, I’m still wanting more, wondering what else they could have done.
  7. A pleasant if somewhat plain folk-rock record, less adventurous than either Wilco's or O'Rourke's own recent outings. [#227, p.68]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. dans
    Oct 16, 2003
    Who is this SC Master slash loser? This album is beautiful period Lush, simple yet dense, full of beautiful moments. The only reason you could not agree is if you had bad taste, or your head up your ass as you were listening to it. Peace Expand
  2. hotdiggetydog
    Mar 19, 2003
    Yes, good. Loose but good. Random noises coalesce into the catchiest of melodies.
  3. SCMaster
    Feb 13, 2003
    This is the type of thing that convinces you that these reviews, at least the ones by the 'professionals', can't be taken seriously. They are too wrapped up in trying to prove how hip they are to be able to discern talent or the lack thereof. They equate obscure with deserving of merit, failing to realize a good deal of obscure music is obscure for a reason. I mean, listen to this thing. It's sophomoric at best, self-infatuated meaningless and meandering noodling. And this gets scores in the 70's???!! Truly awful. Expand

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