Most of the reviews I’ve read of Wilco’s The Whole Love, released today, have compared the album to Wilco’s previous records. And while I do see the purpose of reviewing an album in this manner, I’m going to refrain from doing so this time for two reason:
- While a band’s full catalog is definitely an important thing to consider when looking at any album, each piece of music offered should be taken as is. Thus, since this was presented as an album, we”l do our very best to review it as an album, independent of anything else.
- Despite my love for this band, my main focus has always been on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (which is, I guess, like someone saying they’re a Beatles fan because they liked Abbey Road). I loved Sky Blue Sky and even think Wilco (the album) was brilliant as well, but I can’t really properly review this album in light of all of this band’s work because I simply have not mastered it well enough. Continue reading