A Ghost Is Born
watched an award-winning, critically acclaimed movie that left you scratching
your head in bewilderment at the end? I’m sure you have. That’s precisely
the feeling I had when listening to Wilco’s fifth album, A
Ghost Is Born.
truth, I’ve never quite understood the hype behind Wilco’s last effort –
the controversial Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
Compared to the textural wonder that was Summerteeth,
the last two Wilco album suggests that all is not well in leader Jeff Tweedy’s
simple, the songs on A Ghost Is Born
are annoying fragments of sporadic ideas that drift in and out almost in a
sub-conscious manner. It is as if Tweedy just could not be bothered to follow
through with the concepts that he came up with in the first place.
enough, the CD cover portrays an egg, which appears to be cracking open in the
back to reveal… nothing! Sums it up totally…for hardcore fans only. C-
(Thanks to Boon Pah & Edward for their input)