Keith’s album of the month
It’s always kinda weird when one of your favourite bands releases another album. You want to like it, but will it actually be any good? You listen with a wee bit of trepidation, hoping.
So is it any good? After about 5 or 6 listens it’s growing on me. There’s a couple of tracks that stand out the first time – I Might and Standing O. Catchy songs. I Might is a bit quirky too but cool. The rest of them take a bit longer to get into but am starting to like it a lot now.
But I always find that that’s a good sign with albums. If you like the whole thing straight away then the appeal goes after a couple of weeks. I reckon I’ll play this one loads.
For me it’s better than most of ‘Wilco (the last album)’ and on a par with the much maligned Sky Blue Sky. Some critics have said it’s a bit like Summerteeth (my first and probably favourite Wilco album) and I tend to agree. Some weird songs, some poppy ones, some downbeat. And I really love Jeff Tweedy’s voice.
What do you think of this album?