Album #18: The Whole Love by Wilco
There are a lot of people out there (myself included) who really want Wilco to kind of go a little nuts in the studio again to create something along the lines of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot or A Ghost Is Born. We need to let that go. Because while The Whole Love is not a work of complete genius, it is a confident, solid album packed with some pretty great tunes. And you know what? Sometimes that’s enough. Having said that, Wilco do go all out on Art Of Almost and closer One Sunday Morning is the shortest twelve minute song you’ll hear all year.
Wilco – I Might
Song #18: The Bad In Each Other by Feist
Another opening track…how predictable of me. But it’s another great one as Feist laments the end of an untenable relationship (I’m looking at you, Kevin Drew). The main guitar part reminds me of the Constantines (albeit a little calmer) but the song ultimately settles into its spot featuring one of my favourite Feist melodies.
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