Album review – Wilco


Wilco -‘The Whole Love’ (dBpm)

Wilco’s 8th album -released via their own dBpm label – demonstrates just why they are such a highly regarded band. Because whilst debates will doubtless rage about whether this is their best record or not, there are many facets to this albu n that show many sides of Wilco and why I’ve found this such any easy album to fall in love with.

It’s worth the money alone for the opening track ‘Art Of Almost.’ Over the course of seven minutes we have the song and the experimentation, and the guitar workout. And it’s blooming fantastic. But there’s a whole lot more that’s deserving of your attention, like the single ‘I Might’ which seems to bring both the Jam and The Doors and the gorgeous ‘Black Moon.’

For a band once considered a fine Alt. Country band, Wilco have continued to evolve, experiment and excite, so that they have gone beyond this mere definition. Friends, Romans, Countrypersons- lend your ears to this. A wonderful mixture of leftfield and great songwriting.

The Whole Love is released on dBpm on September 26.

You can also stream the entire album here

Some Covers For Saturday Part V

It has been a while since I posted any covers here, but I’ve always enjoyed posti ng weird and wonderful covers…so why not?

BTW, very pleased to see just how many hits this blog is getting. Don’t forget to tell your friends and help me keep the traffic up.

Dump -‘Raspberry Beret.’ mp3 (Prince cover)

Xiu Xiu -”Ceremony (New Order cover).’ mp3

Wilco -‘Something In The air (Thunderclap Newman cover).’ mp3

Voxtrot -‘Love Vigilantes (New Order cover).’ mp3

Thin Lizzy -‘Whisky In The Jar (Irish Folk song).’ mp3

Polyphonic Spree -‘Wig In A Box (From Hedwig and the Angry Inch.’ mp3

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy -‘Puff the Magic Dragon (Peter, Paul and Mary cover).’ mp3

LCD Soundsystem -‘No Love Lost (Joy Division cover).’ mp3

Low -‘Nowhere man (The beatles cover.’ mp3

Canasta -‘The model (Kraftwerk cover).’ mp3

Some Covers For Friday Part IV

It’s Friday! How about some covers then?

Iron and wine -‘Such Great Heights (Postal Service cover).’ mp3

Astrid Swan -‘When You Were Young (Killers cover).’ mp3

Voxtrot -‘Love Vigilantes (New Order cover).’ mp3

Wilco -‘Something In The Air (Thunderclap Newman cover).’ mp3

Paul Weller -‘Sexy Sadie (Beatles cover).’mp3

Jose Gonzalez -‘Hand On your Heart (Kylie Minogue cover).’ mp3

Postal Service -‘Grow Old with Me (John Lennon cover).’ mp3

Cold War Kids -‘Indoor Fireworks (Elvis Costello cover).’ mp3

Arcade Fire -‘Guns Of Brixton (Clash cover).’ mp3

Swimmer One -‘Cloudbusting (Kate Bush cover).’ mp3

as always, if you like what you hear, support the artists involved, and don’t forget to check out the original artists too.