A Ghost Is Born

Wilco - A Ghost Is Born
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Based on 12 reviews
2004 Ratings: #98 / 299
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Based on 93 ratings
2004 Ratings: #43
June 22, 2004 / Release Date
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90
Wilco's Most Experimental Statements and only a hair away from being a masterpiece.

Best: Hell Is Chrome, Spiders (Kidsmoke). Handshake Drugs, The Late Greats
Worst: I'm The Wheel
notbuzzzila
92
Wilco Does It Again!: The Movie
rosevean
80
#1 At Least That's What You Said
#2 Hell Is Chrome
#5 Hummingbird
#8 Company in My Back
#9 I'm a Wheel
chessmess
65
There are some interesting cuts on here, but after the masterpiece that is Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, it is difficult to produce something that feels even remotely adequate. A Ghost Is Born nearly takes a fatal venture into prog and mostly innovates by stretching out tracks to the point where they become unbearably boring. The chilling lyrics and political statements are nowhere to be seen.
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Not as stunning as it's predecessor, but the band continues to impress. At this point, one of the greatest bands since 1990.
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END OF YEAR LISTS

#38/SPIN
#44/NME

Track List

  1. At Least That's What You Said 
  2. Hell Is Chrome 
  3. Spiders (Kidsmoke) 
  4. Muzzle of Bees 
  5. Hummingbird 
  6. Handshake Drugs 
  7. Wishful Thinking 
  8. Company in My Back 
  9. I'm a Wheel 
  10. Theologians 
  11. Less Than You Think 
  12. The Late Greats

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