Wilco The Whole Love
3.8 Ranking: #139 for 2011
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5.0 classicsklart | September 14th 11

2nd best Wilco album...more than 15 years into their career. Name another band that released a classic this late.

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4.0 excellentdominics | September 5th 11

After a first listen, very impressed. The last song, however minimal it appears to sound (at first), is one of their best ever.

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4.0 excellentDaniel Smith | September 5th 11

Wilco finally get the whole "American Radiohead" thing kinda right.

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4.5 superbsarcasgnostic | November 2nd 13

More pleasantness in a single album than most artists can fit into an entire discography. Almost rivals Yankee Hotel Foxtrot for me.

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2.5 averagecray sean | March 20th 13

Thisi album requires a lot of patience; patience I just don't have.

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3.0 goodzillah | October 29th 11

This is for me, by a reasonable margin, the best Wilco record since Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (which I recently listened to again to remind myself why I keep buying Wilco records). It's certainly a massive improvement on 2009's dreadful self titled record whose cover camel seemed to offer a telling pair of middle humps to fans. Having managed to maintain the same line up for three straight albums now, it's not surprising that Wilco sound tighter and more cohesive than on previous recent releases. In particular, Nels Cline sounds less like a guest star busting out on the occassional guitar solo, and more like a supporting actor who reads and emphasizes Jeff Tweedy's moods and ideas. Easily the worst thing here is first single "I Might", another installment of boring been-done-better-before Tweedy faux-edginess squatting on a perfectly conventional alt-country-pop song. But, except on the impossibly dull "Sunloathe", this time Wilco don't spend the rest of the album overcompensating with subdued mush and mealy Feist duets. On "Standing O" Wilco actually rock out, and rock out quite well. The twee-est number, "Capitol City" is genuinely sweet. And while experimental opener "Art of Almost" doesn't hold a candle to "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart", it's still a good song. And hopefully a signal of a permanent return to form.

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4.0 excellentpatrickfannon | October 4th 11

A cool, restrospective-feeling record that encompasses many of the disparate styles and sonic textures of Wilco over the years. The Whole Love also harkens back to A Ghost Is Born in its freak out guitar solos and eclectic, roiling instrumentation and experimentation. Jeff Tweedy delivers, yet again.

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3.0 goodAdrian Hertzberg CONTRIBUTOR | September 30th 11

a boring Wilco album, who saw that coming? also, this: http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lr2d9xh1aB1qd37u4o1_500.png

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0.0 iamDIBBS | September 25th 11

awesome wilco album a must have far any wilco fan r5/5

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5.0 classicNavajoJ | September 16th 11

"The Whole Love" begins with the fiery rampage "Art of Almost", works its way through matured pop tunes and quiet laments and eventually sneaks directly into your heart. Ever since the critically acclaimed "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" we've been waiting for Wilco to deliver another classic; here it is.

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