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Mermaid Avenue (album) by Billy Bragg & Wilco

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Mermaid Avenue
Mermaid Avenue by Billy Bragg & Wilco (1998)
Overall rank: 2,023rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 152 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1998 (46th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (410th)
Award Best albums of all time (2,023rd)

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Billy Bragg & Wilco bestography

Mermaid Avenue is ranked as the best album by Billy Bragg & Wilco.

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 152 votes)
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80/100
From Ashmark
Bragg, Wilco an Guthrie-what a combination. I am just glad this album happened. The result is a clever, political and great sounding album. California Stars, an Walt Whitman’s Neice are my favourite tracks.
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70/100
Questo, al di là di qualche momento di stanchezza, è un disco riuscito, anche se non è tra le vette artistiche di nessuno dei due nomi coinvolti.
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From benedict
Great. But would listen to volume three as well as some great tracks are on that one as well.
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90/100
Billy Bragg and Wilco got together to record some lyrics by Woody Guthrie that he never recorded before he died. You have to wonder what he would have thought of these, and also what his versions of these songs would have sounded like.

Of course I like the Wilco songs a bit better than the Bragg songs, but they are all good. Natalie Merchant's vocals on "Birds and Ships" are good too. Among my favorite tracks here are "California Stars," "Walt Whitman's Niece" and "One By One."
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85/100
A very nice, relaxing album. I would especially recommended this if you are into Bright Eyes' I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning.
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From junodog4
Fantastic partnership in re-imagining the work of Woody Guthrie. Wilco offsets the folksy dead-pan approach of Billy Bragg well in alternating tracks. Sometimes it comes close to hitting the mark, and others they hit a home run. Highlights - California Stars, Ingrid Bergman, Christ for President, and especially Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key. Dy-no-mite.
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