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Album Review

Positive Elements

Spiritual Content

Sexual Content

Violent Content

Crude or Profane Language

Drug and Alcohol Content

Other Negative Elements

Conclusion

Pro-social Content

This disc is the musical equivalent of a Rorschach test. Some listeners may extract pro-social tidbits from its disjointed, languid, melancholy poetry. “The Late Greats” sympathizes with bands that never hit it big. “Theologians” accurately quotes Jesus in a fuzzy context, though it’s clear that ...

Objectionable Content

The singer claims theologians know nothing about his soul. He also says he bought “Handshake Drugs” downtown. A man approached by the devil doesn’t hesitate to follow him (“Hell Is Chrome”). “Company in My Back” uses the expression “holy s---” six times. Love on the rocks leaves a man with a black eye (“At Least That’s What You Said”). Stray thoughts on “Wishful Thinking” and “Less Than You Think” sound despairing and nihilistic. On the former, the singer tells a woman to take off her dress.

Summary Advisory

Some acts get into a rut where every disc sounds the same. Not Wilco. This band lives to reinvent itself. But to what end? One desolate cut asks, “Is any song worth singing if it doesn’t help?” Good question.

Plot Summary

Christian Beliefs

Other Belief Systems

Authority Roles

Profanity/Violence

Kissing/Sex/Homosexuality

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Episode Reviews

Credits

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Performance

Crested at 8 on the pop album chart

Record Label

Nonesuch

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Released

On Video

Year Published

Awards

Reviewer

Adam R. Holz Bob Smithouser

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