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Being There (album) by Wilco 

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Being There
Being There by Wilco (1996)
Overall rank: 822nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 326 votes)
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Accolades: Top albums of 1996 (21st)
Top albums of the 1990s (171st)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (822nd)

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Wilco bestography

Being There is ranked 5th best out of 15 albums by Wilco on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Wilco is Yankee Hotel Foxtrot which is ranked number 47 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 40,905.

Wilco album bestography « Higher ranked (810th) This album (822nd) Lower ranked (2,439th) »
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80/100 (from 326 votes)
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90/100
From Ashmark 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 Sandrof1969 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 cmoshier 09/08/2017 15:46
best tracks: misunderstood, red eyed and blue
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From buzzdainer 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 garycottier 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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From Edwarda85 05/12/2016 15:52
Being There is in the same Alt/Rock/Country/Folk vein as Sky Blue Sky 10 years later.

This one is edgier and spunky-er. Makes sense at the younger age too.

It's really good but in no way justifies being a double disc album. This should have been shaved down a considerable amount. The first disc is better than the second by a lot.

Wilco is a very good band that always puts out at least above average music. I don't personally love their music. Tweedy's vocal delivery doesn't do it for me.

Monday, I Got You, Whats the World Got in Store are highlights.

The various takes leave plenty to pick and choose from. Anyone who remotely likes this can find their 9 favorite songs worth keeping.

Solid but everything that comes after is better--minus self titled camel album
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From yonstein414 01/20/2016 17:21
This album is so good that it's a miracle that they could even follow it up, let alone surpass it.
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From poppmusic 10/19/2015 04:33
Really fantastic album! Love the variety of songs, the lamenting alt-country, high school nostalgia rock, and backroads thrusters.
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From koner1 04/15/2015 20:50
This is a stellar album that holds up extremely well for its near 80 minute runtime. I can't picture myself ever skipping anything on the first disc except maybe Hotel Arizona, and the first half is better than the second by just a hair. It's the first of a trio of brilliant records.
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From meccalecca 05/05/2014 14:49
With his life at a crossroad, he sets out west on a long soul-searching journey.
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