TWEEDY - Sukierae

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Alternative/Indie, Folk/Folkrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8.5/10 | Label: Anti | Autor: SaS

The Wilco boss's first solo album, recorded with his 18-year-old son Spencer on drums: "A clear case, you would think, Tweedy has pretty much the sole say with Wilco and it was to be expected that he wouldn't move too far away from the sound of his band. But on "Sukierae" he breaks new ground. Instead of relying on the experimental, Krautrock-inspired cosmic Americana sounds of his main band, Tweedy delivers an unfinished, ripped, raw album that clearly conceptually inspired Paul McCartney's 1970 solo debut. As far as sound and songs are concerned, however, the record sounds like a forgotten work by Elliot Smith, so close is the fragmentary, unfinished part to the Beatles evocative harmonies, almost as if Tweedy wanted to show the world once again the great songwriting art of Smith, who is downright obsessed with the "White Album". So "Sukierae" is something like a "white album" for the new millennium, divided into 20 often short song vignettes.

Top track: Nobody Dies Anymore

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