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Thursday, September 25 2014

Three Great Albums Fade in Reflection

Despite their canonical status, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Oracular Spectacular, and White Blood Cells lack the staying power of truly great albums.


Thursday, December 17 2009

The Best 60 Albums of 2009

PopMatters presents our 60 best albums of 2009, highlighted by a bevy of American indie rock juggernauts, the return of a hip-hop master, and a couple of the finest voices on the planet.


Thursday, February 14 2008

Which Echoes Belong?

Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is often dubbed a postmodern classic. But what is that even supposed to mean?


Sunday, May 13 2007

Back to Basics: An Interview with Wilco

Jeff Tweedy discusses Wilco's new effort Sky Blue Sky, a back-to-basics work evoking The Basement Tapes, and the era of digital music.


Monday, November 27 2006

Magnificently Not Defeated: An Interview with Jay Bennett

As a songwriter, musician, and producer, Jay Bennett has every right to be who we think he is. But he isn't.


Columns

Thursday, June 25 2009

Five Days in March: Uncle Tupelo’s Quiet Revolution

Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy may have left country behind, but in 1992, he helped redefine the sound of alt-country.


Monday, April 6 2009

Waltzing with Wilco

As any experienced concert-goer knows, a lively audience can mean the difference between a lackluster event and a memorable night. Sometimes, it’s more important than the band's actual performance.


Reviews

Tuesday, September 23 2014

Tweedy: Sukierae

Tweedy father and son combo journey down a road of reflection and introspection.


Wednesday, August 22 2012

Exactly What Do You Want Me to Be? Wilco at Newport: 27 July 2012

The band tries a bit of everything and the crowd eats up every bit of it. The whole love.


Sunday, July 15 2012

Wilco: 22 May 2012 - Morrison, CO

Despite some early sound problems, Wilco rocked.


Wednesday, January 18 2012

Wilco: Speak Into the Rose

Speak Into the Rose is the perfect primer for Wilco.


Sunday, January 8 2012

Art of Always: Wilco: 12 December 2011 - Chicago

At the largest show in a five-night run, it is easy to believe a smaller crowd won’t roar like this opera house audience did when the house lights dimmed.


Blogs

Wednesday, July 23 2014

"Celebrating" Wilco's A Ghost Is Born's 10-Year Anniversary

Ten years after the release of A Ghost Is Born, the songs still just aren't there.


Friday, September 21 2012

Wilco - "Sunloathe" (video)

Wilco's latest video is an animated one directed by Peter Glantz and illustrated by Nathaniel Murphy. The video is timed perfectly to the resumption of Wilco's U.S. tour, which will see them in Berkeley tonight and tomorrow.


Friday, March 2 2012

Counterbalance No. 71: Wilco’s 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot'

The 71st Most Acclaimed Album of All-Time is an American aquarium drinker that may be trying to break our hearts. Will it work? Counterbalance checks in.


Friday, September 30 2011

Wilco + Nick Lowe: 22 September 2011 - New York

The threat of rain didn't prevent Wilco from playing to a sold-out crowd in Central Park last Thursday night.


Wednesday, September 7 2011

The 10 Best Wilco Songs of All Time

With the upcoming September 27th release of Wilco's The Whole Love, the band’s eighth studio record, it's worth going back and revisiting the group’s impressive discography.


News

Wednesday, September 28 2011

Wilco is sounding rejuvenated on upbeat new album

CHICAGO — It was three days before Wilco was scheduled to leave Chicago to start its tour, and the band was running through songs on its


Tuesday, September 27 2011

‘I was falling into a cliche’ says Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy

LOS ANGELES — Wilco is happy. Get used to it. “We’re probably the only band where everyone is early for bus call,” said drummer Glenn


Thursday, January 27 2011

Wilco Starts New Record Label, Not Called "Wilco (The Label)"

As Wilco guitarist Nels Cline hinted at last summer, Wilco has announced the launch its own record label, dBpm (decibels per minute) Records. The label


Wednesday, September 15 2010

Mavis Staples Visits Her Folk-Gospel Past with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy

"I really believe that the best stuff in Mavis' career has been the stuff where it's not necessarily just her voice but the voice of her and her family and her father," Jeff Tweedy said. "You don't need much else."


Thursday, July 16 2009

Jeff Tweedy talks about circling back home on Wilco's latest album

When Wilco performed every song from its six albums over five straight nights at the Riviera Theatre in its hometown of Chicago in December 2007, there


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