May 14, 2002
Wilco : War On War
Great, mad stuff all round...
War On War
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 filled with obvious choices for a single, not the most obvious choice for a single. Still, very good it is nonetheless - a strange tune which blends 'Abbey Road' era Beatles melodies with a welter of electronic chirping reminiscent of esteemed German experimentalists Neu! On which flabbergastingly contemporary note, we leave you, pausing only to remark that one of the
B-side sounds like Elvis Costello, and the other like The Beatles again. Great, mad stuff all round.
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