Being There

Wilco - Being There
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1996 Ratings: #5 / 61
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Based on 157 ratings
1996 Ratings: #37
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October 29, 1996 / Release Date
LP / Format
Reprise / Label
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Genre: Quehehee: episode nine: "South of Sunshine"

Mission Report: Well, this is strange agent? Both Onde and Ebosi's data was just suddenly wiped. Like they know someone is watching them? And on top of that both of them have suddenly booked a flight to....Augusta, Kentucky? What? Records of a private jet headed to a field outside the city with a population of less than 2,000. What can possibly be going on? Complex 808, Rita Miami, Catagor, Operation Mu-gen. How on earth is it all ... read more
one of the most underrated albums of all time in my opinion
The best Wilco album!
A consistent catchy double record which improves form their debut in every way

Track Review

Misunderstood 10/10
Far, Far Away 10/10
Monday 9/10
Outtasite (Outta Mind) 9.5/10
Forget the Flowers 9/10
Red-Eyed and Blue 9.5/10
I Got You (At the End of the Century) 9.5/10
What's the World Got in Store 9.5/10
Hotel Arizona 8.5/10
Say You Miss Me 9/10
Sunken Treasure 9.5/10
Someday Soon 8/10
Outta Mind (Outta Sight) 8.5/10
Someone Else's Song 9/10
Kingpin 8.5/10
(Was I) In Your Dreams 8.5/10
Why ... read more
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
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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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