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Summerteeth

I listen a lot to YHT, AGIB, SBS and and a couple bootlegs. I hadn't listened to Summerteeth in a while, and while considered by many as Wilco's weakest, it's pretty damn good, start to finish.
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I listen a lot to YHT, AGIB, SBS and and a couple bootlegs. I hadn't listened to Summerteeth in a while, and while considered by many as Wilco's weakest, it's pretty damn good, start to finish.
It's the last good album they made in my humble opinion.
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I still put SBS in on a regular basis.

I guess I don't know that I knew that Summerteeth was supposed to be their "worst". That album holds up better to me than AGIB album for album, though Kicking Television really takes the Ghost songs up a notch. At least that is my take.

As well, a good portion of songs on Summerteeth still get regular play at shows, and seem to be crowd favorites often.

That's what I think.
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I still put SBS in on a regular basis.

I guess I don't know that I knew that Summerteeth was supposed to be their "worst". That album holds up better to me than AGIB album for album, though Kicking Television really takes the Ghost songs up a notch. At least that is my take.

As well, a good portion of songs on Summerteeth still get regular play at shows, and seem to be crowd favorites often.

That's what I think.
The regular play at shows got me to listen to it again. Anybody know how it did in terms of sales?

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I like most of Summerteeth but feel it is one of those albums that suffers the cd-era mailaise of being too long. I always end up losing interest in it before the end. Cut a few songs off there and it'd be a classic, I reckon. What songs would those be? Well, that's a whole other debate.
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I like most of Summerteeth but feel it is one of those albums that suffers the cd-era mailaise of being too long. I always end up losing interest in it before the end. Cut a few songs off there and it'd be a classic, I reckon.
Absolutely how I feel. Some of the songs on there are among the best the band have recorded, but I do find find my attention wondering before the end. A long album worked in the case of Being There because it was a classic 'double album' format.. ie two 45 minute records. Anyway, for me Summerteeth is still miles better than that yawnsome last album, but I don't like it as much as Being There, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot or A Ghost Is Born.
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Fine album, and like many, I detested Wilco's progression into ELO territory.
I was overwhelmed by my own tomfoolery, and when I regained cognitive awareness, Summerteeth was accepted as a nice addition to the cannon.
I begged forgiveness, and it was granted.
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It's the last good album they made in my humble opinion.
You don't like Being There?

I would say that's my favourite Wilco album!

I agree with teh Ghost Is Born songs being much MUCH better on the Kicking Television live album. That is one hell of a live album, that is.
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You don't like Being There?
Summerteeth actually came after Being There....
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Really!?

Damn... I always thought it went:

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Being There
YHF

In any event, I love all those albums... the last two, not so much.
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Wilco misses Jay Bennett A LOT.
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Yep, I would agree with that 100%.
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Wilco misses Jay Bennett A LOT.
Great Jay Bennett song: "Talk to Me". First solo outing after Wilco. Check it out.
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Summerteeth was a good album. I think it was the first wilco album I bought when it first came out. I remember listening to it back in high school, and really enjoying it.

I also have fond memories of catching Wilco play on the Summerteeth tour. I remember seeing them in '99 in St Pete Florida. It was such an awesome show, it was at the end of a tour, and the band was tired, but sounding great. I think the show went on over 2 hours, just rocking out, although my fondest memory of it was at the end when they broke into Casino Queen. God was that awesome. It seemed to go on forever, and it pained me to hear Jeff try and sing on it. It was obvious by that point his voice was going, but he was still up there trying screaming and singing and just wow. One awesome show. I saw them again in april or so of 2000 playing down in New Orleans, and that was also a great show. The next couple times I saw them they were good, but they never matched up with that first show I saw them play. That definitely ranks as one of the best shows I've ever seen.

I have mixed feelings about AGIB and YHF. They're both good albums because JEFF TWEEDY is a great songwriter, and his voice works great with the stuff. I think he has a big head, but that's a different story. All the experimental crap on YHF and AGIB kind of threw me off, and that partially fed into his ego. I also got sick of so many people claiming how awesome wilco is, knowing that the same people would likely have hated Uncle Tupelo. The whole "hip" indie music scene never agreed too well with me.

I personally really liked Sky Blue Sky, it seemed more like a back to the basics album. No experimental stuff, just plain good song writing, and great songs, I'd rank it as my favorite since summerteeth (although my favorite by far is Being There). That said, I think I'm going to have to listen to some summerteeth later this afternoon as I work on my paper. Although for now I'll stick with listening to another fine day.

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