Wilco - Summerteeth
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1999 Ratings: #5 / 97
User Score
Based on 143 ratings
1999 Ratings: #12
March 9, 1999 / Release Date
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An incredible LP by the Chicago group Wilco, this record is guaranteed to take you for a spin and then toss you down the grandest of grandest canyons.

Originating from the narrow country-genre with folk elements, the group decided to widen their musical horizons on this record, and the result is a real gem. A combination of traditional folk/country and alternative rock results in bringing forward some very unique and creative niches that will surely resonate with most modern music ... read more
Tom Simmons
Fav Tracks: She's A Jar, Can't Stand It, I'm Always In Love, A Shot In The Arm, My Darling, In A Future Age, Via Chicago, Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway (Again), Summer Teeth, We're Just Friends, ELT
Summerteeth is a fantastic record. If Jeff hadn't already proved his incredible prowess as a song-writer on Being There, he certainly makes his talents as clear as day on this record. The lyricism hits hard on Summerteeth being incredible somber, touching on Tweedy's marital problems. The deeper lyricism is also complimented by the far more complex and emotive instrumentation. The alt-rock country fusion works wonders here creating an incredibly bitter-sweet yet catchy atmosphere. The only ... read more
#1 Can't Stand It
#3 A Shot in the Arm
#7 Pieholden Suite
#8 How to Fight Loneliness
#10 ELT
If you put a gun to my head and asked me to come up with a flaw in this album (this is pretty psychotic but maybe just as psychotic as not liking this record), I'd say that this album is a tad too long. But when I listen to the album, it never feels too long. In fact, the fact that this album is sprawling and huge may actually be to it's credit. It feels like the Wilco boys are trying to pack all of their emotions into a single album and the result can't help but be a tiny bit long.

But ... read more
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Track List

  1. Can't Stand It 
  2. She's a Jar 
  3. A Shot in the Arm 
  4. We're Just Friends 
  5. I'm Always in Love 
  6. Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway (Again) 
  7. Pieholden Suite 
  8. How to Fight Loneliness 
  9. Via Chicago 
  10. ELT
  11. My Darling 
  12. When You Wake up Feeling Old 
  13. Summer Teeth 
  14. In a Future Age

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