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Wilco — Black Moon
Album: The Whole Love
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Released: 2011
Length: 3:49
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I was always right
About the morning
Okay, I'm an old shoe

Danced above the blades
Never stopped crawling
Over the black dunes

And I'm waiting for you
Waiting forever
Are you awake now, too?

I'm always one
Without a warning
Whole days re-appear

Lift away, past the gate
Desert keeps forming
Underneath The black moon

And I'm waiting for you
Waiting forever
Are you awake now, too?
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I don't know why or how, but Wilco songs always find me when i'm having a good day
A classic case of "a grow-er". Every time I hear a new Wilco record i think its good. About 6 months later I realise it's, in fact, genius. 
 meinthecorner wrote:

I like the idea of "word salad"! Perhaps with some deeply symbolic dressing on the side, of course...

 
I'm betting simply a collection of the first words that come to one's mind as they're awakening. I know I've had more than a few "where the hell did that come from?" thoughts in the space in between consciousness and dark.

Especially considering the chorus.

 Baby_M wrote:
It's either deeply symbolic or a complete word salad—but I like it either way.

 
I like the idea of "word salad"! Perhaps with some deeply symbolic dressing on the side, of course...
It's either deeply symbolic or a complete word salad—but I like it either way.
When I first heard of them, I thought the name referred to Wilco Johnson. I'm a long time fan of him and his great rhythm guitar method. Would live to hear some of Wilco Johnson and Solid Senders. Wilco was originally Dr. Feelgood's guitarist.
Lovely song. One of Wilco's best, I think. But too melancholy or wistful. Limited listening for me.  I always say: does this band know how to rock and roll?  On songs like this they do neither. 
FYI...these guys use to be a helluva RnR band; live and recorded.  

And now this? Ugh.
I'm liking a lot from what I hear from this artist. Yet another RP find.
Nice mellow song.  I love Tweedy's voice.
 trek_29er wrote:
as much as i like wilco and son volt, i really do wish i had the opportunity to see uncle tupelo. it was just music written the way i lliked to hear it.

 
Saw them in Vermont in 1992 as part of the "Arkansas Traveler Revue" with Michelle Shocked, The Band, and Taj Mahal. They were the only ones I had never seen before and they stole the show.
 CaptainConnector wrote:
Music to slash your ankles by. 

Good for when you are finding Leonard Cohen too upbeat.  

 

Music to slash your ankles by. 

Good for when you are finding Leonard Cohen too upbeat.  
 copymonkey wrote:
Gonna be hyperbolic here, but I can think of no other American band that's had a better run in the last 15 years than Wilco. And live they are incredible.

 
Not in a million years could you ever, ever be hyperbolic.
Gonna be hyperbolic here, but I can think of no other American band that's had a better run in the last 15 years than Wilco. And live they are incredible.
great texture and tone that pulls an attentive listener in without patronizing 
 kingart wrote:
Nice music. ... But it makes me contemplate that this could be the theme music for a movie about clinical depression. Tweedy's  genre is called "rock and roll." He's surely misplaced the rock. 

 
Maybe he doesn't always feel like writing and playing songs that sound like Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, or Little Richard.
Not my favorite...
Beautiful music.
 ScottN wrote:
I find their music simplistic and uninteresting.  Not sure why they became so popular.

 
You should see them live...that'll change your mind.
 KaraokeVox wrote:
definitely a radio paradise repeater track.
 
haven't found that to be true, but it sho' don't bother me none...
definitely a radio paradise repeater track.
 ScottN wrote:
I find their music simplistic and uninteresting.  Not sure why they became so popular.

 
I couldn't disagree more. I think Wilco is one of the top bands going.
Spiritually intriguing tune.  Love this one!
 ScottN wrote:
I find their music simplistic and uninteresting.  Not sure why they became so popular.

 
Because their music is quite complex (a wonderful mix of influences), their musicianship is top shelf and the lyrics are quite interesting .
 kingart wrote:
Nice music. ... But it makes me contemplate that this could be the theme music for a movie about clinical depression. Tweedy's  genre is called "rock and roll." He's surely misplaced the rock. 

 
So have you actually listened to a "rock" station nowadays?  It's not really rock, and it is all horrible.  This was always a quite broad and general category and at one time it was useful.  This is no longer the case.  
I find their music simplistic and uninteresting.  Not sure why they became so popular.
Lame
Means nothing to me!
 pomalley wrote:
just saw them in concert with My Morning Jacket and the relatively unknown Robert Zimmerman from Hibbing, MN.  Great show.  If you get to see the Americanarama tour, check it out.  There's a song on this album called "Almost" that rocks. 

 

Zimmerman eh.  He is a Jew, one of the few from Minnesota.
just saw them in concert with My Morning Jacket and the relatively unknown Robert Zimmerman from Hibbing, MN.  Great show.  If you get to see the Americanarama tour, check it out.  There's a song on this album called "Almost" that rocks. 
as much as i like wilco and son volt, i really do wish i had the opportunity to see uncle tupelo. it was just music written the way i lliked to hear it.
Funny thing, I thought when little black submarines came up that it was this song. Intro kind of resembles this tune's. Very happy this still got played, very soothing.
I love Wilco, but this song is just...  meh.
The first time I ever heard (and saw) Wilco was Austin City Limits.

I've been in love ever since. 
This is very un-Wilco like.  Anyone else hearing a bunch of Supergrass in this?
Nice music. ... But it makes me contemplate that this could be the theme music for a movie about clinical depression. Tweedy's  genre is called "rock and roll." He's surely misplaced the rock. 
Wilco I whole love you!
 Biscobret wrote:

Nope.  No resting - maybe you aren't listening.  Art of Almost isn't exciting or new?  Hmm...Have you even heard "The Whole Love"?  Every Wilco LP is brand new, yet familliar - just as a great band should be.  No laurels, man — HIGHLY disagree.
 
Biscobret...you have a good point. I shall give the entire CD a listen. I do like Wilco...just wasn't in the mood for it when I wrote that comment.
Without a doubt the best American band of my generation.  Wait — am I a generation?  Whoa...!
 ziakut wrote:
Very much a 'resting on their laurels' type of band. No need to excite and be new. Just be drone like...kinda sloppy and sleepy. I suppose I do like the atmosphere that's created here. I'm just not in the mood for it now. I want a pick me up. How 'bout some java!

 
Nope.  No resting - maybe you aren't listening.  Art of Almost isn't exciting or new?  Hmm...Have you even heard "The Whole Love"?  Every Wilco LP is brand new, yet familliar - just as a great band should be.  No laurels, man — HIGHLY disagree.
 Darbuka88 wrote:
Awesome band!
 

Love them.
Quite glorious and beautifully restrained. Very few bands can pull off a song like this with such a delicate touch.
Awesome band!
 gatorade wrote:
So on my bucket list of must see bands.
 
 
Maturing like a fine wine they are.
So on my bucket list of must see bands.
 
Very very nice. Quite a beautiful song.
OUTSTANDING{#Group-hug}
Lovely
 cosmiclint wrote:

I saw them in Vancouver the night of the Superbowl, and was completely blown away. I also managed to get a fairly decent audio recording of the show, as Wilco supports and encourages tapers. I'll post links once I've finished mastering it.
 
{#Notworthy}   If you can make it sound better: more power to ya!   I think it works quite well that RP plays this tune, anyway
I have come around so much on this album since first listen.  A real creeper.  Nice stuff.
 Laurelia wrote:
I saw them in Seattle last Tuesday Feb 7 and they were terrific then too. Also didn't play this, to my surprise.
 
I saw them in Vancouver the night of the Superbowl, and was completely blown away. I also managed to get a fairly decent audio recording of the show, as Wilco supports and encourages tapers. I'll post links once I've finished mastering it.

I saw them in Seattle last Tuesday Feb 7 and they were terrific then too. Also didn't play this, to my surprise.
Saw them here in Santa Barbara Friday...and they rocked the entire time. Great show. Didn't play this song though. It is beautiful.
Subtle, smooth, gorgeous.    I am having the type of experience I am sure many have with Jazz, though that is just a guess.   

Very much a 'resting on their laurels' type of band. No need to excite and be new. Just be drone like...kinda sloppy and sleepy. I suppose I do like the atmosphere that's created here. I'm just not in the mood for it now. I want a pick me up. How 'bout some java!

Good stuff!

I felt myself dropping off after just the first few sung words as the guy sounds like he's half-asleep. Sadly, Wilco is an auto-rated Ho-Hum for the Nottingham jury {#Sleep}
love Nils...
Very nice
I love the new album! 

I think I read that it was Pat Sansone's idea to add the strings to this song, and they really add to the ambiance. 

I'll be seeing them three times at the end of January - can't wait{#Mrgreen}


Love this! My first listen, and yes, this song seems to suit nighttime listening...stay up late...and drive on into the sunrise!!!
 Stingray wrote:
My god are they boring!!!
 

My God are you wrong!!!
...this is nice; a welcomed turn for wilco...

really liking all of the new release!!
I find this very intriguing!
My god are they boring!!!
 sirdroseph wrote:
From what I have heard from this album so far, looks like Wilco is back! I haven't been too fond of their last couple of albums. This one shows promise!
 

This one's really good. A definite improvement over Wilco the Album IMHO.
From what I have heard from this album so far, looks like Wilco is back! I haven't been too fond of their last couple of albums. This one shows promise!
 madhoop wrote:
Been through the new album about a half dozen times and like a good wine, it keeps opening up with each each sip. Have a number of the melodies flying around my head when i go to bed and again when i get my day going  ...Wilco fans will not be disappointed...Tweedy and his crew are the best in the business today. 
 
Well said ... I have had the same experience. Saw them in Atlanta recently, and they were magnificent. Hope RP shares "One Sunday Morning," the song they opened with.

 madhoop wrote:
Been through the new album about a half dozen times and like a good wine, it keeps opening up with each each sip. Have a number of the melodies flying around my head when i go to bed and again when i get my day going  ...Wilco fans will not be disappointed...Tweedy and his crew are the best in the business today. 
 
Just starting to absorb it.  Especially like the first Track (Art of Almost).  Hope they play it on RP.
 madhoop wrote:
Been through the new album about a half dozen times and like a good wine, it keeps opening up with each each sip. Have a number of the melodies flying around my head when i go to bed and again when i get my day going  ...Wilco fans will not be disappointed...Tweedy and his crew are the best in the business today. 
 
Well written.
so true - I've been waking up to that beautiful riff in "one sunday morning" for the last 3 days  :)

 
madhoop wrote:
Been through the new album about a half dozen times and like a good wine, it keeps opening up with each each sip. Have a number of the melodies flying around my head when i go to bed and again when i get my day going  ...Wilco fans will not be disappointed...Tweedy and his crew are the best in the business today. 
 


Just a hint of Calexico... NICE!!!!
Saw them last night at Merriweather Post Pavilion in MD with the great Nick Lowe. Great show, great venue, great night. One of those nights that remind you that you're alive. The show was to be broadcast live on NPR, so will probably show up on their podcast soon.
Been through the new album about a half dozen times and like a good wine, it keeps opening up with each each sip. Have a number of the melodies flying around my head when i go to bed and again when i get my day going  ...Wilco fans will not be disappointed...Tweedy and his crew are the best in the business today. 
 Phlegmaticman wrote:
New Wilco! This one is easy on the ears.
 
yea, nice one

Didn't know a new album was in the wings. And it's being played here before it's official release date?
Powerful production marred by a weak voice (imo)
 Phlegmaticman wrote:
Jinx!
 
Backatcha!

Jinx!
New Wilco! This one is easy on the ears.
New Wilco! Always welcome here!