KEXP Suggests Wilco

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Jeff Tweedy has never been content to stay in one place musically, and Wilco‘s 6th studio album, Sky Blue Sky (Nonesuch) is another surprising shift, moving away from the more aggressive experimentation of Wilco’s last two albums to a more relaxed and easy-going sound rooted in the mellow rock of the late ’60s and early ’70s.

The shift is doubly surprising, considering the revamped band lineup includes sonic innovators like guitarist Nels Cline and drummer Glenn Kotche (who was also with the band for Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and A Ghost Is Born). Still, the songs are rarely completely straightforward and often shift in unexpected directions, while Cline contributes some knockout, psych-inspired solos.

With the musical adventurousness more subtle this time around, Wilco has made the most natural-sounding album of their career, containing some of the most soulful, plainly gorgeous songs in the Wilco catalog.

Wilco - “What Light”

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  1. By KEXP Suggests Wilco » Unprocessed Sounds on May 14, 2007 at 8:36 am

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