Lee’s Listening Stack – Wilco – ‘The Whole Love’
The Whole Love
Anyone that might have found themselves emulating Rip Van Winkle over the course of the last decade and subsequently awoke wanting to reconnect with Wilco would certainly be in for a surprise. Yes, Twitter, tweets, I Phones, Smart Phones and the realization that the world’s stock markets now hinge on Greece’s economic failings would be shocking enough, but to then discover that Wilco’s transitioned from Roots Rock darlings to experimental anarchy might actually weird them out completely. Then too, even those who haven’t just jumped back on the bus might find it surprising that Jeff Tweedy and company mostly mimic Pink Floyd, an unavoidable impression that comes to the fore on one of their new album’s standout songs, “Black Moon.”This time though, the cosmic connection begins to untangle courtesy of light, lithe offerings like “Dawned On Me,” “Born Alone” and “Open Mind,” as well as the good natured exuberance that emerges in the form of the jocular “Capitol City.” Even our Rip Van Winkle would find something to relate to in the engaging “One Sunday Morning,” a 12-minute acoustic ramble with a Byrdsy beginning. Beautiful and benign, it instills The Whole Love with a tender caress worthy of its title.
Lee Zimmerman is a contributor to a variety of publications, including Blurt, M Music & Musicians, New Times, Goldmine and Amplifier
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