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Wilco Ode To Joy

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For their 11th studio album, Wilco somewhat ironically invoke the fourth movement of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, Ode To Joy. Greg doesn't find many expressions of joy on this record, pointing out songwriter Jeff Tweedy's tendency to worry and externalize his feelings. With most of the songs built around acoustic guitar and plodding drums, there are few moments that break through the murky anxiety, mostly Nels Cline guitar solos. Jim and Greg agree this record is unlikely to garner many new fans for Wilco, but may satisfy longtime fans who are invested in settling into this specific mood.

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