Kicking Television - Live in Chicago (2005) Performing the entire a ghost is born on tour last year, Wilco not only transcended that somewhat anemic album but delivered their finest live shows.… 2005-11-15 Wilco Indie Rock
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Kicking Television - Live in Chicago (2005)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Nov 15, 2005; Lead Performance: Wilco; Genre: Indie Rock

Performing the entire a ghost is born on tour last year, Wilco not only transcended that somewhat anemic album but delivered their finest live shows. Their first-ever concert album, Kicking Television — Live in Chicago, lives up to the power of those gigs: Ghost tracks like ''Spiders (Kidsmoke)'' and ''At Least That's What You Said'' positively crackle. Traces of their smug coyness remain in the older tunes here (''Heavy Metal Drummer''), but there's no denying this is the sound of a band at its onstage peak.

Originally posted Nov 11, 2005 Published in issue #850 Nov 18, 2005 Order article reprints