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David Fricke’s review of Wilco (The Album)

wilco_album_390Rolling Stone’s David Fricke on Wilco’s just released album, Wilco (The Album):

Wilco’s seventh studio album is a triumph of determined simplicity by a band that has been running from the obvious for most of this decade. The title is the giveaway. So is the opening gag, “Wilco (The Song),” with its rattling-bones guitar and singer-boss Jeff Tweedy’s assurance, sung like pillow talk, that his combo is good for all that ails you: “Do you dabble in depression?/Is someone twisting a knife in your back?…Wilco will love you, baby.” At times, Wilco (The Album) sounds like the scarring static and cryptic impressionism of 2002’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot never happened. The Seventies-George Harrison sunshine in “You Never Know” and the country-rock clatter of “Sonny Feeling” are closer to Wilco’s Big Star-in-a-barn debut, 1995’s A.M. (more…)

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