'Ode To Joy', Wilco's eleventh studio album is their best since 2004's 'A Ghost Is Born'.
Recorded at their Chicago studio, it finds main man Jeff Tweedy at his most empathetic, ruminating on the state of the union, life, love and loss in a way that only he can.
It's an album that both consoles and inspires in equal measure and is already a shop favourite.
We love it, we think you will too.
STAFF COMMENTSBarry says: Wilco have been a driving force behind the US alternative scene since the early 90's and 'Ode To Joy' just goes to show why their appeal is so enduring. Tweedy's vocals have matured slightly, lending a mild gruffness to his perfectly pitched vocal range, a maturity to their writing and a turn towards the more indie-pop side rather than their more country-tinged counterparts. Either way, they're a hoot, and this might well be their best work for a couple decades.
FORMAT INFORMATIONLP Info: Standard black vinyl.