It takes several listens
The album grew on me after several listens, their best since The Whole Love.
I am a big Wilco fan, I gave this a try, and then gave up. Slow, boring, songs.
I enjoy the subtle, almost hidden, complexity that each band member brings to the songs. For me this is craftsmanship and no one member is specifically outdoing the other, they all do what is right for the mood of the song. This is a good return to form. I cant wait to hear the songs live.
Ode to zzzzzzz
I’m sorry, but this album slogs along at an unbearable (lack of) pace. I wish Jeff Tweedy would sing and not just mumble his way through every song. Why bother making this kind of music anymore?
Used to love them years ago. There last bunch of albums seem monotonous and dull. Keep checking back to see if they have a 2nd life. That may be hopeless. Looks like some like it so I guess that’s good for them.
Let it Grow
As has been the case for multiple recent Wilco releases, such as Star Wars, I needed 3 or 4 listens for me to appreciate what is on offer here. I have now grown to love this album, as my expectations for upbeat, catchy songs has been replaced by the reality of what this album provides. There are a couple duds IMO, most notably "Citizens," but the rest of the tracks I have found something to relate to, and thouroughly enjoy.
conscious and deep
For those of you who don't get the underlying message here, just look around at the state of things. Encapsulating the division, racism, religious intolerance and general hate among many. With an overarching theme of emotional lability (from sadness and depression at the injustices being committed every single day, to the bursting anger at what is happening), to the need to step back and try to commentate on the state of things as a way to separate from the toxic nature of social discourse these days. Amazing band who is unconcerned with going in a direction that doesn't immediately grab you with hooks and superficial charm. This one will grow on you.
By SL Allen
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Not sure yet
I’ll give it a few more listens but it’s kind of dull. Jeff Tweedy’s recent solo album was great so I’m not sure what’s going on with this one. YHF raised the bar so high, you know?
What happened to Wilco
What's happened to them. They were great and now ....this!! Almost as bad as Tweedy's solo album. Oh well!