October 29, 1996
Rumor has it that the upcoming Wilco album Cruel Country is a nod back to their earlier rootsier sound, making it a good time to dive back into their sprawling double album Being There. Some songs meander and some simmer until they explode, but each one helps to tell the story of what Wilco would become over the next decades.
- Zac Johnson
Sparse drones, minutely plucked guitars, keys and vocals darting through the mix like elusive vapor trails; the album is a monochromatic dream sequence that fades and flickers as it soundtracks the moments in between the moments of life. The perfect record to kick off years and years of like-minded records from Kranky.
- Tim Sendra