Here We Are

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Wilco (The Album)

I know I have been MIA for the last few days… Internet has been down and I was out and about for the holiday.

Puma has been much better… She is still limping but putting a lot more weight on it then she was. Making sure she is resting as much as possible, she is a cat so it makes the whole resting thing pretty much like a walk in the park. I am fine but I am contemplating buying new pillows.

A lot to post this week. Starting off with Wilco. First off I must confess, not the biggest fan… Their music has just never really gelled with me… Of course there is always room for the exception. Their sixth album in 2007, Sky Blue Sky seemed to be the strongest to date. Their music grows on me and plants its Americana roots into my musical heart. Now with their seventh full length album, Wilco (The Album) seems to draw from all of their previous works to create some of the most beautiful Americana, folk/pop arrangements that distinctively characterize the music of Wilco. They have really come into their own and I am enjoying every moment of it.

mp3:  You and I (featuring Feist)

mp3:  Solitaire

Wilco (The Album) 2009 (Nonesuch Records)


6 Responses to “Here We Are”

  1. jenny on July 7th, 2009 9:25 am

    I’m sorry to hear about your kitty. I work at an animal hospital and would be more than happy to talk to you about her/help/attempt to offer advice/etc in exchange for your kindness of sharing music :) feel free to email me & thanks again!


  2. Rachel on July 7th, 2009 10:01 am

    Thanks Jenny. She is doing much better :-)

  3. t-dub on July 11th, 2009 1:04 pm

    not a big fan of the wilco over here either, but i love the melody of the first share. and love feist.

  4. nat on July 14th, 2009 5:38 pm

    I lurve Wilco, and this album definitely has a loose feel, befitting a mature band. Love this new album!!

  5. Rick on July 16th, 2009 9:28 am

    I know what you mean about Wilco. I kept hearing their songs for the longest time, but they seemed to all run together and never really captured my interest. I even saw them live about 5 or 6 years ago, and didn’t remember it until I saw them last week on their new tour.

    However, I have to say that I have a new appreciation for Jeff Tweedy and co after seeing them again. I thought it might end up being a wimpy show, since so much of their music on Sky Blue Sky seemed introspective, but they really rocked it! And, despite the big space, there were more than a few moments when I could imagine I was hearing them at a small club. (That could have been all the beer I drank, though.)

    So, I agree with you: the new CD is definitely one of their strongest, and most distinctive efforts I’ve heard.


  6. Rachel on July 16th, 2009 10:33 am

    Hi Rick, thanks for stopping by. Now, I am intrigued and want to see them live. I think it would be a good show indeed.

    Nice blog you have there, linked. :-)

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