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Were people hating on this? Feist's album is kind of boring at points, but she's got a great voice.Also, it's kind of funny: all the way through, I wanna say, A Ghost is Born, reviews and articles about Wilco always mentioned "alt-country" and talked about how their new stuff wouldn't please their old "alt-country" fans. This always struck me as silly-- as an "alt-country" band, Wilco was basically a cult band. And by YHF for sure, their normal fans far outnumbered any "alt-country" purists. But lazy music journalists still used that angle.ANYWAY, the funny thing is, by now, Wilco is more known for making vaguely experimental studio-bound indie-ish folk-ish rock, and journalists have stopped using the "alt-country" angle in general-- just as they have come full circle and are basically an "alt-country" band again (even if more sophisticated musically than they were on AM). So finally that legion of "alt-country" purists can be satisfied again!*I put "alt-country" in quotes every single time I used it because to highlight how silly a term it is.
I did not see this show. I saw the one in Berkeley at the Greek Theater (still up in SF as I write) and I'm going to write a post with live photos once I get back to LA.But just as a preview...Best. Wilco. Show. Ever.
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