Some thoughtful person out there sent me the new Wilco album last week, and it has been in heavy rotation since I first popped it in the stereo. This is Wilco's seventh studio effort, and arguably their best since the landmark Yankee Hotel Foxtrot arrived in 2002. The biggest highlight for me is the driving beat and noisy atmosphere of "Bull Black Nova", which was written from the point of view of a man who just killed his girlfriend.
The title track is fun, slower songs like "Deeper Down" will stick with you, and the whole thing is just easily enjoyable. Wilco has already toured around the states in support of the new album, and will perform 12 more shows on its new fall outing. One of those 12 shows will happen just outside of Austin, at the Cedar Park Center on Thursday, October 8. Go to wilcoworld.net for more of everything.