Wilco (The Album)

Jeff Tweedy and co return with their seventh album and let me tell you it’s a corker. Not as experimental as the bands last two efforts it is perhaps one of their most accessible to date and sees the band combining their unique alt-country sound with a much more sixties/seventies pop vibe. So from the opener ‘Wilco (The Song)’ in which Jeff repeatedly sings ‘Wilco, Wilco will love you’ to ‘You and I’ and through to ‘Sunny Feeling’ each composition is a breezy delight. Guitars jangle, songs have dangerously catchy choruses and Jeff is on form lyrically and vocally. There’s strings, honky tonk piano and slide guitar all topped off with amazing harmonies. At just eleven tracks its also shorter than previous work but the compact quality of the song writing means its doesn’t disappoint on any level and with songs this good is it Wilco’s time to score a chart hit? Even if they don’t what they have made here is an album that will please existing fans and hopefully gain them some new ones.  

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