Album Review: Wilco - 'The Whole Love'

Wilco - 'The Whole Love'

As radio-friendly album openers go, ' Art Of Almost ', which kicks off Chicago stalwarts Wilco ’s eighth studio effort, would probably rate pretty low on the Fearne Cotton-approved Indie That Won’t Confuse Your Mum Index. While the album...

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Album review: Wilco - 'Wilco (The Album)'

Album review: Wilco - 'Wilco (The Album)'

Dabbling in dark subject matter is difficult, but Wilco have got it sussed. From lost love and self-doubt to depression and death, Jeff Tweedy and his band manage to straddle the whole spectrum of sad without resorting to any of the usual...

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Wilco

Wilco

“Dude, you really need to listen to Wilco.” Back in 2004, you couldn’t pass an American backpacker in the street without having this recommendation foisted upon you. Given the source, we ignored them and instead plunked for Bright Eyes’...

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Wilco

Wilco

Wilco principal Jeff Tweedy is a man who’s battled alcoholism, drug addiction and inter-band meltdown only to emerge happy, stable and contented. Which is great news for him, but may explain why ‘What Light’ is such insubstantial guff. So...

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Wilco  :  Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Wilco : Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

There's love, there's the war on terror, and for Wilco , both are a battlefield. 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' sees the former country rockers streamlining their sound down to a painful bareness, and telling us how they hurt. And, ouch, fingernails...

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Wilco/Preston School Of Industry : London WC2 Astoria

Wilco/Preston School Of Industry : London WC2...

Scott Kannberg, or Spiral Stairs, was the guitarist in '90s quirk-rockers Pavement . His new band Preston School Of Industry likewise sound like an off-kilter take on early REM . This is a good thing. The choice of PSOI as support to...

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Wilco : War On War

Wilco : War On War

Wilco War On War (Nonesuch) From 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' - the album being touted as Wilco's 'Kid A', except that a) Less people will buy it and b) It doesn't sound like paranoid wasps in a jar - 'War On War' is, even on an album not exactly...

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Chicago Riviera Theatre

Chicago Riviera Theatre

It's the eve of the United States' Thanksgiving holiday, and what do Chicago music fans have to be thankful for? With the impending demise of Smashing Pumpkins, it must be Wilco - the roots rock quintet that becomes the city's most recognizable...

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San Francisco Fillmore Auditorium

San Francisco Fillmore Auditorium

In his song 'The Great Historical Bum' , Woody Guthrie claimed credit for creation, evolution and the Grand Coulee Dam amongst other things. But not alternative country - no one's claiming that, especially not Jeff Tweedy . Tweedy ,...

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London Shepherds Bush Empire

London Shepherds Bush Empire

Warning! Wilco 's new 'Summerteeth' album is a complete break with the past. Gone are the velocity and distortion of Jeff Tweedy 's previous outfit, Uncle Tupelo ; in their place is a more traditional assault on country rock. As a hip...

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