“Wilco make their debut on the cover of the new Uncut. The issue also comes with a free Wilco CD, compiled by the band, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their landmark album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Plus Blondie, The Kinks, Kate Bush, The Rolling Stones, Love, Cass McCombs and plenty more!
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Wilco‘s magnum opus Yankee Foxtrot Hotel
was released 20 years ago, last year…
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.
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.
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.