Archive for the 'Wilco' Category

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

It used to be possible to think about a new Wilco record simply by noting how much enjoyment it yielded. AM, Being There, Summerteeth—these are all interesting records that are technically challenging and ambitious in their own ways, but they’re also primarily pop records, written and performed for our entertainment. That all changed with Yankee […]

Monday, January 4th, 2010

This is it—the final entry in our Decade series. Since the beginning of October we’ve been highlighting albums released over the past ten years that made an impression—that made a difference. While we could not possibly feature all of our favorites, we did get through a good amount before the clock ran out and 2009 […]

Saturday, July 11th, 2009

(Several months ago Jeff Leven, whose byline you’ll recognize if you’re a Paste reader, and I were discussing music and that of young fandom.  Leven told me a great story, from his college days in the ’90s, related to Wilco, the power of an album, meeting your idols…and the days of fax machines.  With ‘Wilco […]

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Starting with “Wilco (The Song),” which sounds like an upbeat inverse of the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Waiting for the Man,” Wilco announce their intentions quickly on Wilco (The Album).  “Do you dabble in depression?” Jeff Tweedy asks, and it’s not the question itself that’s new for Wilco—far from it—but the fact that there’s an answer […]

Monday, May 25th, 2009

At the time of this writing the immediate cause of Jay Bennett’s death is yet unknown.  Yesterday, mid-afternoon, rumors of the artist’s passing began flying via email, text messages, Twitter, and message boards.  Some speculated that the Bennett in question was in fact a case of mistaken identity — that of the death of another […]

Friday, May 15th, 2009

Since 2002 multi-instrumentalist Mikael Jorgensen is best known for his involvement as a collaborator and member of Wilco, but the New Jersey raised and now Brooklyn based artist has done much much more. AD sat down with Jorgensen near his Brooklyn home and discussed his new/old band Pronto, a day before the release of their […]

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

I was at this taping, 3rd row, the summer of 2007 while in Austin for ACL.  Hearing this material, live, in this context, ultimately contributed to my naming Sky Blue Sky as my favorite LP of 2007.  A call I very much stand by two years later.  If you are only going to listen to […]

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

I’ve witnessed many a Wilco show over the years, but spare for a few moments, was not particularly impressed by the two-disc, 2005 live document, Kicking Television.  I felt that it found the band in the midst of performance growing pains just prior to finding their footing again. Ashes of American Flags, on the other […]

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

Tweedy covers Neil Young’s lovelorn “The Losing End” at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, 2006.  The original appears on Young’s second LP, from 1969, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. Download: MP3: Jeff Tweedy :: The Losing End (When You’re On) ———— + Download DRM free music via eMusic’s 25 free MP3 no risk trial offer […]