Originally Posted by gdc_2008
New Wilco has yet to be removed from the CD player or off rotation on the iPod...
I've heard a little bit of it and was pretty put off. I have the actual CD sitting in cellophane on my desk. I know my brother purchased the album the other day and he hasn't said anything about it yet. I don't know what that means.
By the way, everyone check out out Black Moth Super Rainbow's Dandelion Gum. They're a brilliant electro-folk band out of Pittsburgh and a great group of guys. Think, a really warm, backwoods Boards of Canada (I hate using that comparison because it's being used in all the write-ups, but it's just so apt) intertwined with Floydian cosmics. Linkth:MySpace PagePitchfork Review
Also, I think I "got" The Battles. I was told that I'd need to give the album about five listens to let it grow on me, which is ridiculous in my mind, but yeah, it's definitely a grower. Plus, the second half of the album is much, much more of an abstraction, which I dig. I'd say it's earned a spot on my "Albums of the Year" list so far.