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Wilco - Summerteeth
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Based on 6 reviews
1999 Ratings: #5 / 98
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Based on 182 ratings
1999 Ratings: #15
March 9, 1999 / Release Date
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Been listening to this a lot lately... As someone who didn't really catch on with this band until the release of YHF, I have periodically gone back over their older discography over the years without much luck. Well this one has really hit me over the past few weeks and I'm not sure how I didn't see it earlier.

As Wilco began to break free from being an alt-country, band here we find several excellent songs on this album covering a variety of styles. The entire A-side is quiet perfect, and ... read more
And suddenly, in grand fashion, Wilco were cooking.

This may be a shift in sound for the group that would be seen as unexpected, and maybe at the time it would have been. The group had focused mostly on their southern roots sounds, whether that be the alt-country A.M. or the eclectic rock n roll experience of Being There. But hindsight is 20/20 and there were some very clear sonic choices that made Summerteeth almost a no-brainer as the next step in the groups sound.

This is when Tweedy ... read more
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
Beautiful and emotive. Not as beautiful and emotive as a certain Wilco album that begins with Y and ends with ankee Hotel Foxtrot, but still very beautiful and emotive. Lovely album.
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
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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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