Double 180-gram vinyl LP set with CD. "Being There" is Wilco's second effort, and it's a masterful collection rightly carrying forward the magic of their debut. Singer-songwriter Jeff Tweedy seems fascinated by the prospect of tracing back their genre's beginnings. There's 19 ambitious songs here: "Misunderstood" is a powerful love affair with psychedelia; "I Got You (At the End of the Century" is power pop; "Someone Else's Song" seems influenced by The Beatles, while "Monday" is tangy R&B. Even given these influences, though, the record remarkably manages to avoid clichés.
Release Date: 11/10/2009