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Matt's Monday Music: Wilco

  • Matt Hires
    Posted On / October 03, 2011

    Since 2005, the band Wilco, from Chicago, has been one of my top 5 favorite bands. For me, they were one of those bands that I always heard about, but it took me a while to actually give them a listen. Then once I tried them out, it took me a while to actually get into them. Most of their music doesn't really grab you at first listen. But once I really started listening and digging into their songs, I was hooked. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Summerteeth are two of my favorite records of all time. If you've never listened to them, do it! But start with Summerteeth, and give it time. You'll probably love it eventually. Wilco released their 8th studio record titled, The Whole Love last Tuesday, and I'm really digging it. It's probably my favorite out of their last few records. I feel like the strengths of each band member are put on display throughout The Whole Love in a way that the past couple releases didn't quite capture. So far, some of my favorite songs are Dawned On Me, Black Moon, Born Alone, Whole Love, and One Sunday Morning. You should definitely give it a listen. Here's a link to a very interesting and insightful article about the writing process behind Born Alone. Check it out, and have a great week!

    http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/09/watch-wilcos-new-born-alone-video-and-read-the-story-behind-its-lyrics/244656/

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on October 03, 2011

Since 2005, the band Wilco, from Chicago, has been one of my top 5 favorite bands. For me, they were one of those bands that I always heard about, but it took me a while to actually give them a listen. Then once I tried them out, it took me a while to actually get into them. Most of their music doesn't really grab you at first listen. But once I really started listening and digging into their songs, I was hooked. Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Summerteeth are two of my favorite records of all time. If you've never listened to them, do it! But start with Summerteeth, and give it time. You'll probably love it eventually. Wilco released their 8th studio record titled, The Whole Love last Tuesday, and I'm really digging it. It's probably my favorite out of their last few records. I feel like the strengths of each band member are put on display throughout The Whole Love in a way that the past couple releases didn't quite capture. So far, some of my favorite songs are Dawned On Me, Black Moon, Born Alone, Whole Love, and One Sunday Morning. You should definitely give it a listen. Here's a link to a very interesting and insightful article about the writing process behind Born Alone. Check it out, and have a great week!

http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2011/09/watch-wilcos-new-born-alone-video-and-read-the-story-behind-its-lyrics/244656/

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