Wide Swing Tremolo (studio album) by Son Volt

Wide Swing Tremolo
Wide Swing Tremolo by Son Volt
Year: 1998
Overall rank: 16,500th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 19 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1998 (298th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (3,001st)
Award Best albums of all time (16,500th)
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SON VOLT - Wide Swing Tremolo (CD 1998) USA Promo Cardsleeve EXC-NM Uncle Tupelo
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Time left: 1d 18h 4m 6s
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Son Volt Wide Swing Tremolo CD Uncle Tupelo Jay Farrar country rock alt country
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Time left: 2d 15h 33m 33s
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Wide Swing Tremolo by Son Volt (CD, 1998, Warner Bros.)
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Son Volt bestography

Wide Swing Tremolo is ranked 4th best out of 10 albums by Son Volt on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Son Volt is Trace which is ranked number 1458 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,215.

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Average Rating: 
74/100 (from 19 votes)
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This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.2/100, a mean average of 71.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 74.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.3.

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From 01/01/2018 16:45
A few more ideas here, building on what they did with Trace & missed with Straightaways, but still stalling out.
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From 02/21/2017 12:27
Wide Swing Tremolo completes the trilogy of Son Volt's 90's catalog. The band went on hiatus soon after and never quite captured the sound and quality they achieved on their first three records.

This one's a bit of a mix and match of songs that don't bundle well together, but it is still an very enjoyable record for someone interested in folk and Americana music.

Track Pick: "Right on Through"
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95/100
From 07/06/2016 15:29
Heavy on Dave Boquist's slide guitar and Mike Heidorn's steady drumming, this album was at the pinnacle of Son Volt's career as one of the great alt-country bands. The mind behind all this was of course Jay Farrar, whose songwriting and arrangements here are impeccable, especially the sideview-mirror thumping road rocker "Driving the View."
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From 03/02/2013 05:29
Son Volt's third and final album before Jay Farrar put the band on a 7 year hiatus. Not as good as their first, of course, but it's still got that classic Son Volt sound, especially on the first 4 tracks (not counting whatever the hell "Jodel" is supposed to be).

"Medicine Hat" is my favorite track here.
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From 11/26/2011 19:56
A pretty average album from a band capable of much more.
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