Sunday, October 16, 2011

Saturday Video: Wilco on Theologians

by Salman Hameed

Okay so its is a bit of a stretch to include Wilco here. But then, they are really good, and I can justify the post by including their (or at least Jeff Tweedy's) views on theologians. They have a new album out called, The Whole Love. Some of the new songs are outstanding (two are below including the fantastic opening track, Art of Almost), but then there are also ho-hum songs on this album (unusual for a Wilco). The reviews, though, are outstanding. For example, here is NPR gushing over the new album. Wilco is a great live band - and it is always a treat to watch them play.

So here are couple of their live performances. First, Theologians, from their A Ghost is Born album from a few years ago:

And then here two songs from the new album, The Whole Love, both performed at the David Letterman Show. Here is Art of Almost (and be patient to listen to the full 7 minutes):

And then for a relatively smoother ride, Dawned on Me


Matthew said...

I wondered if you were going to post about this... :)

This is the first Wilco record I've bought in several years, it's pretty good. It's certainly more approachable than the last record I bought (A Ghost is Born, which was good, but not exactly something to put on the stereo during a party).

Also, hi! When are you coming into Boston/Cambridge next?

Salman Hameed said...

Hey Matt,

You should check out their last couple of albums too - I think they are more accessible than A Ghost is Born.

Boston/Cambridge sometime in December. I will let you know. Fall colors in western MA?

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