It features 21 Jeff Tweedy-penned tracks,
made almost entirely of live takes,
created with all six members together.
Pitchfork says: “On a 21-track double album recorded live in the studio, Wilco embrace
a simple, buoyant approach that hearkens back to Jeff Tweedy’s earliest work… There may
be a gentle current flowing through its 21 songs, but the sheer abundance can also feel overwhelming. As lovely as they often are, the songs seem to drift and float, and Cruel
Country plays less like a sculpted double album than a vividly detailed snapshot of a
particular moment in time.” Score: 7/10.
Turn Up The Volume: Chicago songsmith Jeff Tweedy and his amigos are experts of electrical country music as they prove once more on this double LP. But as it often happens with double albums they’re too long which makes the quality go downwards.
Also here, it would have been a lot better to select the 11 best songs on 1 longplayer.
Singles/clips: Falling Apart (Right
– FALLING APART (RIGHT NOW –
– TIRED OF TAKING IT OUT ON YOU –
Stream the full album here…