Being There (studio album) by Wilco

Being There
Being There by Wilco
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 794th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 386 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1996 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (151st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (794th)
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* Wilco - BEING THERE - Vinyl 2 LP Reissue - NEW & SEALED!! Rare!
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RARE WILCO PROMO Being There CD ADVANCE “DUE IN STORES OCTOBER 29, 1996”
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Wilco *PROMO CD LOT* Box Full of Letters -- Being There
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Wilco bestography

Being There is ranked 4th best out of 17 albums by Wilco on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Wilco is Yankee Hotel Foxtrot which is ranked number 48 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 26,551.

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.7/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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From 12/18/2020 01:33
I generally agree with the ratings on here in relation to my favorite artists, but Being There is Tweedy's greatest work.
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75/100
From 06/08/2020 19:14
Average record that is just too long.
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90/100
From 08/25/2019 20:36
I don't normally 'get' Wilco. Summerteeth was quite good but I was disappointed with Yankee Hotel Foxtrot after all the hype it gets. Then again I've only heard it twice. But this breezy album blew me away. I love it. This is far more my cup of tea. Funny how the same band can produce such different albums. It was a couple of years ago I heard YHF so I will have to go back and listen to it again and re-assess it. I like it when one album totally changes my opinion of a band. It's a nice surprise.
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From 07/25/2019 08:14
Not reaching later heights, but very recognizable in their musical dress.
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85/100
From 12/18/2018 21:23
When I first heard "Misunderstood" I was like how can I never heard this before, How It isn't praised as much as "Jesus etc", It is such a good song. And don't even get me started on "Far, Far Away" which I personally think It is even better, I mean, is so simple and It still gives you that feeling of transcendence, It is such a relaxing tune. After all I said I still feel like I don't know about everything on this album.
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90/100
From 02/20/2018 03:49
This album is schizophrenic but it works. There is a nice balance between different sounds. Forget the Flowers, outtasite outtamind, and I Got You are stand out songs on a very good album.
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From 02/18/2018 19:00
E' un album con parecchie grandi canzoni, ancora molto influenzato dal country ma anche dal rock classico e con qualche svisata sperimentale per il momento limitate a qualche rumore in alcuni brani.
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From 09/08/2017 15:46
best tracks: misunderstood, red eyed and blue
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From 09/01/2016 15:43
During the mid-nineties, Wilco inevitably seemed to be in a kind of competition with Son Volt, the band of Jeff Tweedy's former Uncle Tupelo collaborator Jay Farrar. The acrimonious relationship between the two was well documented, and the two bands always seemed to release new albums within a few months of each other, so the comparisons became inevitable. Being There was the album where Wilco established its dominance in the imaginary competition (whereas Son Volt released the relatively lackluster Straightaways that same year), and the band hasn't let up since. This is a terrific rock album with traces of the experimentation that was to come. The wordplay in "Red-Eyed and Blue" shows Tweedy in a creative mood, one that was to become ever more expansive and brilliant as his career has gone along.
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From 05/19/2016 12:53
An, exile on main st., for the nineties. It's categorised as alt.country but in truth it's just good old rock'n'roll. Opener, misunderstood,, gets things off on a strong note, and from there on it's a great fun rock record, from the acoustic, far far away, to the ballsy, outta site. The LP is full of atmosphere and grit. One of the outstanding albums of the nineties.
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