Being There

Wilco - Being There
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Based on 7 reviews
1996 Ratings: #5 / 60
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Based on 119 ratings
1996 Ratings: #33
October 29, 1996 / Release Date
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MySoftBulletin
92
one of the most underrated albums of all time in my opinion
MasterCrackfox
77
On Being There, Wilco begin the expected shift in their sound from an alternative country album with elements of many other areas to a full listening experience that incorporate all these elements in a more fleshed out method.

Being There is still full of the alternative country elements that were utilized on A.M., however, the group shape their sound in diverse ways that sound both familiar yet distinct. There are some clear roots rock pieces that make this album feel aged, such as the song ... read more
rosevean
79
DISC 1

#1 Misunderstood
#4 Outtasite (Outta Mind)
#7 I Got You (At the End of the Century)
#9 Hotel Arizona

DISC 2

#1 Sunken Treasure
#5 Kingpin
#8 The Lonely 1
#9 Dreamer in My Dreams
MinatoArisato
80
This is where Wilco became Wilco. After their decent but rather generic debut Tweedy and the boys went all out for the sophomore record creating a sprawling double album with far more depth and technique than ever before. Whilst A.M. was a country record with hints of Alt Rock, Being There is an Alt Rock record with hints of country. It still feels very American in style but it is quite the change. Tweedy's writing on here feels more heartfelt and emotional carrying far more depth. The ... read more
tha138
78
An impressive step forward: confident songwriting, strong melodies and a disarming intimacy, can make you feel proud of being there.
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Track List

Disc One:

  1. Misunderstood 
  2. Far, Far Away 
  3. Monday 
  4. Outtasite (Outta Mind) 
  5. Forget the Flowers 
  6. Red-Eyed and Blue 
  7. I Got You (At the End of the Century) 
  8. What's the World Got in Store 
  9. Hotel Arizona 
  10. Say You Miss Me 

Disc Two:

  1. Sunken Treasure 
  2. Someday Soon 
  3. Outta Mind (Outta Sight) 
  4. Someone Else's Song 
  5. Kingpin 
  6. (Was I) In Your Dreams 
  7. Why Would You Wanna Live 
  8. The Lonely 1 
  9. Dreamer in My Dreams

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