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  • Summary: The seventh album for the rock group was produced with Jim Scott.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. "Come on children, you're acting like children/Every generation thinks it's the end of the world," begins the candidly catchy centerpiece of these lost-and-found tradsters' best album.
  2. 80
    Wilco (the album), the band's seventh studio effort, treats verse-chorus-verse basics like holy truths. The result is the rare rock album about acceptance. And it's fantastic.
  3. 80
    Wilco (the album) picks up more or less where 2007’s mellow and soulful "Sky Blue Sky" left off, but subtly expands that record’s parameters.
  4. Wilco (The Album) finds the band looser and more assertive than they were on their two previous efforts.
  5. The band's current six-member lineup, together five years and responsible for 2007's stunning "Sky Blue Sky," is its strongest to date--and Wilco (The Album) is as well-rounded an effort as the group has released.
  6. Like a slightly under-serving best of, though, we get glimpses of what they've done before, but nothing substantial enough to set a new high-water mark.
  7. Wilco is a Great Band, if you like stuff that’s boring. And a lot of people seemingly do.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Aug 31, 2010
    9
    I've been Wilco fan for fifteen years. Although it's hard to rank their albums, I'd put Wilco( the album) in my top three along with Summerteeth and Sky Blue Sky. Sure it doesn't push the boundaries like some of their other albums, but who can deny such great songwriting paired with Nels Cline guitar work . Not me, sucka! 'One Wing' is a truly beautiful song and might be my favorite Wilco song...right now. Expand
  2. Sep 8, 2010
    8
    Solid album from Wilco. They somehow manage to change their sound a bit with each record, and though they may not sound much like Uncle Tupelo any more, Tweedy and Company know how to make music. This may not be their best, but its a nice listen. Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2011
    7
    Of course, there isn't necessarily a bad song on here. After all, it's Wilco. As far as an album goes, it seems a bit misguided, but that doesn't make it something to avoid. Jeff Tweedy said this album has "something for everyone" and plays like a compilation of their entire career. For instance, "Bull Black Nova" sounds like a b-side from A Ghost Is Born and "Country Disappeared" wouldn't be a stranger on Sky Blue Sky. If you're just getting into Wilco, this is a decent starting point. If you're like the rest of us who've followed the band for years, it's a pleasant reminder that your favorite band is still making music. Expand
  4. j30
    Sep 22, 2011
    7
    The album feels uneven, you have some really good songs and some mediocre songs. Wilco (The Song) and Bull Black Nova are two key tracks that I love.

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