Wilco’s Newest Is Joyously Negative
Wilco’s 10th studio album, Schmilco, (the title a nod to Harry Nilsson’s 1971 Nilsson Schmilsson) is garnering praise for its relaxed feel and its self-described joyous negativity.
Featuring the work of founding bassist John Stirratt, the album from the Chicago band is “sad in a lot of ways but not in any that reach a conclusion of doom or hopelessness,” said bandleader Jeff Tweedy. “I just had a lot of fun being sour about the things that upset me.”
Take a listen to how that viewpoint plays out on “Someone to Lose”:
Schmilco is available on CD, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).
Schmilco Track List:
- Normal American Kids
- If I Ever Was a Child
- Cry All Day
- Common Sense
- Someone to Lose
- Shrug and Destroy
- We Aren’t the World (Safety Girl)
- Just Say Goodbye