4 October 2019
Album: Ode To Joy – 11th longplayer
Sound: Tender and fragile Americana for the midnight hours.
An openhearted collection of melancholic, moving and
arousing musings with a passional impact. Top!
Review: It’s Stereogum‘s Album of the Week.
Read their verdict in full here.
Stream album here…
(pic from FB Wilco)
Remarkable albums from the past…
‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ by WILCO
Released: 18 September 2001 – the band’s 4th longplayer
ROLLING STONE review: “This is how screwed up the music business is in the early twenty-
first century: Last summer, after completing their fourth and best studio album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, alternative-country idols Wilco delivered the record to their label, Reprise. The company reacted as if the music was caked in anthrax, throwing the album back at Wilco and arranging for them to leave the label, immediately. ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ now arrives in stores, intact, on Nonesuch. Like Reprise, Nonesuch is a subsidiary of AOL Time Warner. Essentially, the mother firm paid for the album twice. I would love to see one of the suits explain that to the shareholders…” – Full review here – Score: 4/5
TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: Probably their best longplayer (so far). Top-notch songwriting all the way. Fav tracks: Kamera / Radio cure / War on war / Heavy metal
drummer / I am the man who loves you
ALBUM in full…
Jeff Tweedy‘s memoires, Wilco’s man in the middle – out 13 Nov – info here
Looking back in time! Memorable moments in sonic history!
Ten magnificent longplayers released in 1997, turning twenty next year. Splendid albums that stood the test of time with remarkable ease & proud flare. Bring on the champagne!
1/ ‘The Boatman’s Call’ by NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
Introspective songs about romance and religion. Poignant and gripping sonic paintings…
Stream on Spotify Released: 2 March 1997 – his 10th album
2/ ‘Dig Your Own Hole’ by CHEMICAL BROTHERS
The brothers worked it out on their 2nd album. Hardcore techno for 24-hour raves…
Stream on Spotify Released: 7 April 1997
3/ ‘Dig Me Out’ by SLEATER-KINNEY
Energetic and razor-sharp Riot Grrrl with a knife between the teeth. Powerhouse!…
Stream on Spotify Released: 8 April 1997 – the trio’s third LP
4/ ‘In It For The Money’ by SUPERGRASS
High quality and amplified guitar pop songwriting on their second, probably best, album…
Stream on Spotify Released: 21 April 1997
5/ ‘OK Computer’ by RADIOHEAD Brilliant songs wrapped into new sounds. Monumental masterpiece. Musical virtuosity.
Stream on Spotify Released: 16 June 1997 – their third longplayer
6/ ‘Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space’ by SPIRITUALIZED
Spiritual space & gospel rock splendor. Without a doubt Jason Pierce‘s magnum opus…
Stream on Spotify Released: 16 June 1997 – third album
7/ ‘Vanishing Point’ by PRIMAL SCREAM
Highly trippy & experimentally rhythmic. A groove paradise to get you in a trance…
Stream on Spotify Released: 9 July 1997 – The Scream’s fifth album
8/ ‘Songs From Northern Britain’ by TEENAGE FANCLUB
The British Byrds‘ finest collection of mesmeric & delicious harmonies filled pearls…
Stream on Spotify Released: 29 July 1997 – The Scots’ sixth LP…
9/ ‘Urban Hymns’ by THE VERVE
A stream of epic soundscapes & bitter sweet symphonies. Best Ashcroft hymns ever… Stream on Spotify Released: 29 September 1997 – 3th album
10/ ‘Being There’ by WILCO
Jeff Tweedy explored Americana’s history ingeniously on Wilco‘s second full record…
Stream on Spotify Released: 29 October 1997
Wilco have just dropped their new album ‘Star Wars’ on the world completely unannounced – the 11-track record is available for free download (for a short time)
on the band’s website – click here
You also can stream the LP here via YouTube…