JEFF TWEEDY And WILCO Launched New Double Album ‘CRUEL COUNTRY’

New longplayers

JEFF TWEEDY and his band WILCO
launch their 12th studio album today.
A double one called Cruel Country.

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…

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WILCO: Facebook – Albums

Waking-Up With… New WILCO Single

Works faster than caffeine

On 27th May JEFF TWEEDY and his band WILCO
launch their 12th studio album. A double one called
Cruel Country
.

It features 21 Jeff Tweedy-penned tracks,
made almost entirely of live takes,
created with all six members together.

The first taster FALLING APART (RIGHT NOW)
is a heartbreaker lyrically but an earworm of
a tune musically.

Sing it, Jeff…

WILCO: Website

New album CRUEL COUNTRY is out on 27 May 2022

WILCO – Stonesesque ‘BEING THERE’ Album Released 25 Years Ago

Back in time

29 October 2021

Band: WILCO (Chicago)
Who: Singer-songwriter Jeff Tweedy‘s combo
Active: Since 1994 / 11 LPs so far

Anniversary album: BEING THERE 2nd LP
Released: 29 October 1996 – 25 years ago today

AllMusic wrote; “Being There’s 19 tracks are individually outstanding, and taken
together, they add up to a three-way cross between Neil Young’s Harvest, the Rolling
Stones’ Exile on Main St., and Big Star’s 3rd that still leaves room for some impressive
tricks of its own. If Being There isn’t Wilco’s best album, it’s the one that staked their
claim as an important American band, and it’s a rich, dazzling experience from
beginning to end.”
Full review here. Score: 4.5/5.

Turn Up The Volume: First big Wilco triumph, several to follow.

Singles: Outtasite (Outta Mind) / Monday

– OUTTASITE (OUTTA MIND) –

– MONDAY –

Stream full album on Spotify…

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WILCO – Magnum Opus ‘YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT’ Released 20 Years Ago Today

Back in time

18 September 2021

Band: WILCO
Formed by mastermind Jeff Tweedy
and some old Uncle Tupelo mates
Active: Since 1996 / 11 studio LPs so far

Anniversary album: YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT – 4th LP
Released: 18 September 2001 – 20 years ago today

Pitchfork wrote: “After half a year living with a bootleg copy, the music remains
revelatory. Complex and dangerously catchy, lyrically sophisticated and provocative,
noisy and somehow serene, Wilco’s aging new album is simply a masterpiece; it is equally magnificent in headphones, cars and parties… Beneath the great story of Yankee Hotel
Foxtrot, there are all the tropes and symbols and coincidences of a little mythology; but
under that is a fantastic rock record. And why tell you? You all already knew this.”

Full review here. Score: 10/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Jeff Tweedy is Chicago’s Bob Dylan.

Single: War On War…

Full album…

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The towers in Marina City, a residential-commercial building complex
in Chicago, was the inspiration for the album’s front artwork.