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Old 07-16-15, 06:45 PM
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Wilco releases surprise, free album

It's called Star Wars. Available on WilcoWorld.net. I haven't heard any of it yet, but this is an awesome way to end a Thursday.
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

I haven't kept up much with Wilco since the early '00s, but free is free so I'm downloading now!
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That is freakin' awesome! Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

Wow, that's awesome. Downloading now.
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

How long did it take you guys to receive your email with the download link?
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

I'm having the same problem. I tried two email addresses and no link in the last hour. Kinda bummed. I guess I jumped the gun with my last post.
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

I tried 2 emails in Chrome and it didn't work. Tried 1 time with IE and it came right away.
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Just got it through my gmail account. Nothing from yahoo after two hours.
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I'm using Google Chrome and yahoo email address. Nothing in an hour. They must be getting bombarded or something.

I really don't want to use my other email addresses in case it's given out to lots of companies.
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

FWIW, I read on another forum that Yahoo email addresses weren't working, but Gmail addresses are. On Gmail, I received my download link within minutes. The album is a lot looser than most of their releases, but it's very good. You Satellite is my favorite track after 2 listens.
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

An hour later, my yahoo email still hasn't gotten it, but at least my work email got it immediately.

Too tired to listen now - I'll do it during my commute tomorrow.

The album's only 33 minutes, and I know they recorded way more than that during their sessions this past year.
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

It's also on Spotify (and other streaming, I assume).
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It worked just fine w/ my gmail account.
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Wilco is awesome.

Surprised they didn't release this before Solid Sound, the Wilco cult meeting, or play any songs off of it.

The first few songs I listened to shows a very angular, electric Wilco. Always great to see the different directions Jeff goes in.
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Very electric.

Many pedals in use.
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

Direct link to the .zip file, if you don't feel like giving them your e-mail and/or waiting:

http://2h4yzu743hf21v1u710hp791.wpen...015/07/wsw.zip

It's also free on Amazon, if you prefer to have it show up in your Amazon Music app/channel/whatever:

http://www.amazon.com/Star-Wars-Wilco/dp/B011JVZ34G/
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

It's free on iTunes and Amazon if anyone is still having issues with the email.
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Several of the ones I sent off to my Yahoo email finally came in this morning, about 12 hours after I clicked send.
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What does everyone think of the album as a whole? I haven't had a chance to listen to it in full yet.
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

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It's free on iTunes and Amazon if anyone is still having issues with the email.
As well as Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/music/...cnc3k3i5j25tbu
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

You can also stream it on Spotify, Apple Music and Rdio

They have a Youtube video up of the whole album too:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n36fehFSiA
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I like it. But I'm a fan of Jeff's bizarre, noisy stuff. It seems to me he put a lot of "Wilco" songs on his solo record and these are the leftovers of what could have been an epic triple album.
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

Finally got around to listening to this. Great album. Several tracks remind me of T.Rex
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Re: Wilco releases surprise, free album

Good album but definitely starts losing quality in the last few songs. Seems like some of the songs aren't fully developed.

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