(120) Bill Moyer, Chicago Tribune -- 11/04

No single album contains the breadth of guitarist Nels Cline's talents, but "The Giant Pin" makes an excellent introduction to the solo work of Wilco's newest member. Cline has been making records since Wilco's leader Jeff Tweedy, was in grade school, and he can dish out straight-ahead jazz, tooth-powdering rock, corroded country and western, and amorphous ambient soundscapes with equal facility.

The latest effort by his ironically named instrumental trio is an impressive work that weds jazz's harmonic sophistication to rock'n'roll's physical impact without short-changing either genre.

Bill Moyer
Chicago Tribune