The Whole Love

Wilco - The Whole Love
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Based on 29 reviews
2011 Ratings: #30 / 907
Year End Rank: #31
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Based on 93 ratings
2011 Ratings: #133
September 27, 2011 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Consequence of Sound

Most of the tracks borrow from different eras of the band’s career, and the record marks their best since 2004′s A Ghost Is Born.

80
musicOMH

The Whole Love is a finely-tuned, determinedly subtle album, full of discreet touches and unassuming flourishes that can often only be gleaned when paying very close attention.

75
Beats Per Minute

The Whole Love is a solid return for Wilco, and hopefully them pushing their sound in more new directions as they have done here.

70
PopMatters

The Whole Love proves the band is still moving forward, still changing, even if it’s not in the lofty ways we expect it to.

70
Drowned in Sound

There’s songs that are more ambitious and some that are more successful, but all of them fit as a cohesive whole

70
No Ripcord

The Whole Love is precisely an answer to those who relegate the kind of music Wilco makes as old-timey.

69
Pitchfork

The weird, winsome Whole Love is certainly Wilco's least consistent LP in a while, but inconsistency has its own rewards.

MinatoArisato
65
The Whole Love is a bit of a mess. It's solid and has some decent Wilco tracks but there just isn't any consistency or here. Some tracks are just boring and it does feel like the band regressed a bit as this feels more like their early country works they were moving away from. Still there are some solid Wilco songs here especially the final song "One Sunday Morning" which is just this sweet ten minute track that feels oh so soothing for the soul.

Best Track: One Sunday Morning (Song ... read more
rosevean
75
#2 I Might
#4 Dawned On Me
97
The Whole Love Is Wilco's Best Album Since "Sky Blue Sky"

Best: Dawned On Me, Art Of Almost, Born Alone, Whole Love
Worst: I Guess One Sunday Morning
CheapandLethal
60
Fairly uninspiring
NR
A bit of a mess, but it's this mess that makes it intriguing.
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Track List

  1. Art of Almost
  2. I Might 
  3. Sunloathe 
  4. Dawned On Me 
  5. Black Moon 
  6. Born Alone 
  7. Open Mind 
  8. Capitol City 
  9. Standing O 
  10. Rising Red Lung 
  11. Whole Love 
  12. One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend)
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