Wilco - A.M.
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Based on 3 reviews
1995 Ratings: #218 / 435
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Based on 75 ratings
1995 Ratings: #69
March 28, 1995 / Release Date
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Alt-Country / Genres
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Wilco immediately establish where their sound is at and where it seems likely to go with their debut record A.M., an album that diversifies the country sound just enough to make it arguable it's not country music at all.

Sure, there are some really blatant country elements, particularly in the instrumentation and at points in the vocal delivery, but this still feels like it is heading into the indie rock direction in many ways. My immediate reaction is that this is only on the brink of ... read more
#2 Casino Queen
#4 Shouldn't Be Ashamed
The debut album of Wilco is a record that showed a lot of promise for the band. A.M. is by no means of the quality of the bands later records, but it is a decent record. A.M. is a Country album with slight alternative rock elements sprinkled on top. The band had yet to find their signature sound and on here that is clear. Jeff isn't using his voice to it's full effect and vocals are just meh on here. The acoustics and slide guitars make up the bulk of this record. the instrumentation ranges ... read more
Criminally underrated debut.

I'm convinced that Wilco's debut will never be properly evaluated by both hardcore and casual fans alike, as it will always be compared to their later works. If you've never heard Wilco before and want a taste of what they sounded like before venturing into more experimental territory in the first half of the 2000s, definitely give this a try. If you're able to put aside your reservations about alt-country, you stand a good chance of enjoying A.M.

Tracks like 'I ... read more
I Must Be The Casino Queen I Thought Held A Box Full of Letters Too Far Apart (from the) Passenger Side
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Track List

  1. I Must Be High 
  2. Casino Queen 
  3. Box Full of Letters 
  4. Shouldn't Be Ashamed 
  5. Pick up the Change 
  6. I Thought I Held You 
  7. That's Not the Issue 
  8. It's Just That Simple 
  9. Should've Been in Love 
  10. Passenger Side 
  11. Dash 7 
  12. Blue Eyed Soul 
  13. Too Far Apart

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