Skip to content

Wilco (The Album) – Wilco

Wilco The Album

Wilco (The Album)

(2009), 6.5/10
It’s a little surprising to see Wilco suddenly become self-referential on their seventh studio album – not only is the album self-titled, but it even begins with a self-titled song, the refrain of which is “Wilco will love you, baby.” Wilco (The Album) was recorded in Neil Finn’s New Zealand studio. It’s lighter in tone than most of Wilco’s records, and less unified. It’s enjoyable, but at the same time it often feels like it feels short of Wilco’s high standards, and I’d probably appreciate it more if it wasn’t for their impressive back-catalogue.

Wilco (The Album) does have its moments – ‘Bull Black Nova’ is an excellent guitar epic, while the duet with Leslie Feist – ‘You And I’ – is pretty and memorable. There’s also pretty material in the second half, like ‘Solitaire’ and ‘Everlasting Everything’.

Wilco (The Album) feels unfocused and lightweight compared to Wilco’s previous triumphs, and it’s their most dispensable album since A.M..

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

ReviewHub

Quality Music, Movie and TV reviews

Up Musically

Candid Discussion On Music and The Like

The Music According to Merry

Website & blog of fiction writer, rock critic, book obsessive, amateur guitarist, person with schizoaffective disorder, momma, and overall ambitious trainwreck Merry Mercurial

ASSHOLES WATCHING MOVIES

Our opinions don't stink!

CirdecSongs

Music for Eclectic Ears

Loud Alien Noize

Revealing the True Origins of Silence

The Lonely Minotaur

Music & Concert Reviews

PowerPop... An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture

An Eclectic Collection of Pop Culture

Soundtrack To My Year

Fandom Scrapbook

%d bloggers like this: