Wilco – Sunken Treasure (1996)


Wilco 1996

Again, I end the week with a touchstone track from the 1990s. From their 1996 album Being There, ‘Sunken Treasure’ was the song that helped Wilco break from the shackles of alt-country. Despite its slow tempo, it became a regular crowd pleaser at Wilco gigs. With his tongue firmly planted in cheek, Tweedy’s voice sounds slightly scruffy as he repeats “I am so out of tune with you, I am so our of tune with you.” The signs of greatness were there and the band would scale to the creative summit over the next 5-6 years.

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3 thoughts on “Wilco – Sunken Treasure (1996)

  1. Lex says:

    The aural equivalent of watching the waves at sunset. Transporting. A particularly good selection of tracks this week, by the way.

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