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Wilco has made the NPR listeners' list, both for Best Album, Wilco (the album), and twice again for Best Song with "Wilco (the song)" and "One Wing." "One thing was clear," says Bob Boilen, host of NPR's All Songs Considered, "that 2009 has been one of the strongest years for new music in recent memory." Fresh on the heels of their successful summer tour of the US, the band has announced a number of new dates in the country for this October.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newswilcohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/npr-wilco-album-finds-artistic-challenge-grand-adventure-in-stability-2009-07-24July 24, 2009|0 comments
Wilco brought its US tour to a close last night, headlining the 10,000 Lakes Festival's Thursday run, and begins its European tour at Oslo's Oya Festival on August 13. NPR's Fresh Air reviews the band's recent Nonesuch release, Wilco (the album), describing it as an album about an acceptance that allows one to feel "at once humbled and emboldened ... Acceptance, but not complacency. Jeff Tweedy is suggesting how you can make stability sound like a tough artistic challenge and a grand adventure."
Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviews Radiowilcohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/spin-cover-article-examines-why-wilco-is-on-top-of-the-world-new-album-among-years-best-2009-07-22July 22, 2009|0 commentsSPIN Cover Article Examines Why Wilco Is "On Top of the World"; "Fantastic" New Album Among Year's Best
Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy is front and center on the cover of SPIN magazine's August issue, out on newsstands this week. The issue's cover story aims to answer the question: "So why are they now on top of the world?" Says SPIN: "Since forming in 1995, Wilco have slowly risen to become the greatest small-scale success story in American rock, following the sounds they like wherever they go while deepening and expanding their audience." The magazine names the band's latest release, Wilco (the album), among the year's best so far. Why? It's "the rare rock album about acceptance. And it's fantastic."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewswilcohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/wilco-the-most-interesting-us-band-of-its-generation-buffalo-news-concludes-us-tour-2009-07-21July 21, 2009|0 commentsWilco, "The Most Interesting US Band of Its Generation" (Buffalo News), Concludes US Tour, Adds New Dates
Wilco's US tour behind their latest Nonesuch release, Wilco (the album), is due to wrap up this week, with a European tour slated to begin next month, after a set outside Detroit tonight and the 10,000 Lakes Festival in Minnesota on Thursday. Prior to the concerts, the Detroit Free Press talks to Nels Cline about his "head-spinning guitar pyrotechnics" and the Star Tribune talks to Jeff Tweedy about the new record and what's to come. GQ says of last Saturday's show in upstate New York that "the band has never sounded better." Buffalo News says Sunday's set in nearby Lewiston "was simply awesome ... Wilco is certainly the most interesting US band of its generation."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviewswilcohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/stereogum-tweedy-feist-dulcet-mesh-of-voices-a-rarity-among-such-pairings-2009-07-16July 16, 2009|0 comments
Wilco was joined by Feist to sing "You and I" at Monday night's concert at KeySpan Park in Brooklyn and on Tuesday night's performance for the Late Show with David Letterman. Stereogum posts video of the latter and reports: "Jeff [Tweedy] and Feist enjoy a laid back but engaged rapport onstage that matches the dulcet mesh of their voices, one of those rare collaborative dynamics that enhances the song's meaning as much as it raises the song's profile." Billboard says of Monday's concert: "The sight was American rock 'n' roll at its finest, with one of the genre's most powerful live acts at the helm." WFUV's Rita Houston says: "Great show in a great setting on a beautiful night in Coney Island. Magic was all there."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviews Video Web/Technology Televisionwilcohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/wilco-and-feist-to-perform-you-and-i-on-the-late-show-with-david-letterman-tonight-2009-07-14July 14, 2009|0 comments
Wilco, fresh off last night's rocking sold-out set at Coney Island's Keyspan Park, is set to perform on Late Show with David Letterman tonight. The group will play "You and I," the Wilco (the album) duet with Leslie Feist, who will join the band for the show, as she did on Coney Island last night. Following last week's concert at Wolf Trap, outside DC, the Washington Post says the band offered "something for everyone ... all delivered in the tightest possible package." France's Télérama gives the album a perfect "four keys." The Daily Telegraph gives four stars to the new album, "a collection of unflaggingly high-quality, Beatles-y tunes ... with a yearning, uplifting summery spirit." The Scotland Herald says, "The whole album is beautifully produced and suffused with a kind of mature smarts ... It's great to have them back, America's best band."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Reviews Televisionwilcohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/ny-times-wilcos-latest-a-splendid-album-from-a-band-at-the-height-of-its-powers-2009-07-03July 03, 2009|0 comments
Jeff Tweedy is the subject of a feature article in this Sunday's New York Times, about the making of the new record, the band's story, life as a family man, and the much healthier, more content place in which he now finds himself. The Times calls Wilco (the album) a "splendid" record from "one of alternative rock’s most consistent and respected bands." It's a sign that, "unlike the rock trope that only chronic agony produces important music, the absence of mayhem has been good for the work." To that end, the record serves as "a kind of compilation of a band at the height of its powers." Jeff also answers a very eclectic set of questions in the Times Magazine.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newswilcohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/american-songwriter-wilco-the-album-another-great-record-from-band-seems-incapable-of-bad-one-2009-07-02July 02, 2009|0 commentsAmerican Songwriter: Wilco (the album) "Another Great Record from a Band Who Seems Incapable of Making a Bad One"
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy is front and center on the cover of American Songwriter's 25th Anniversary issue out now. In an interview with Tweedy, the magazine says the story of the band since 2002's groundbreaking Yankee Hotel Foxtrot "has been a fruitful one," describing its latest, Wilco (the album), as "another great record from a band who seems incapable of making a bad one." BBC 6 Music has named it Album of the Day for Friday. Aquarium Drunkard asserts that it "not only succeeds but stands near the top of Wilco’s extremely distinguished catalogue ... And if the sound of six of the world’s best musicians banging out spangled and bejeweled pop-rock doesn’t get you off, then you may want to reconsider your record collection."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewswilcohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/rolling-stone-4-stars-for-wilco-the-album-a-triumph-packed-with-elegance-and-defiance-2009-07-01July 01, 2009|0 comments
Wilco (the album) is out now, and Rolling Stone gives it four stars, calling the record "a triumph of determined simplicity by a band that has been running from the obvious for most of this decade ... But what is most striking about the restraint here is the elegance and defiance packed inside." The Associated Press says that, on the new album, "[Jeff] Tweedy exuberantly expresses his love of both rock music and its fans."Read more|Journal Topics:Reviewswilcohttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/wilcos-spectacular-new-album-releases-today-washington-post-band-takes-over-paste-site-2009-06-30June 30, 2009|0 commentsWilco's "Spectacular" New Album Releases Today (Washington Post); Band Takes Over Paste Site for the Day
Wilco (the album) is out today, and to mark the occasion, Paste magazine has devoted its entire web site to the new record, dubbing it Wilco (The Takeover), explaining: "It's no secret that Paste kind of has a thing for the band Wilco." The magazine says the album "is full of thoughtful, artfully crafted lyrics wrapped in memorable hooks that should stand the test of time." In an interview with Jeff Tweedy, Time calls Wilco "one of America's most innovative and acclaimed rock bands." Bloomberg gives the record three-and-a-half stars, saying, "The new album has much to recommend." The Washington Post calls it "spectacular ... a skywritten love letter to the gentler, dreamier corners of the Wilco canon." The Philadelphia Daily News gives it an A-, praising its "several kinds of wonderful."