Wilco -- A.M.


Written for the Village Voice 1995 Pazz & Jop Poll

Out of the rubble of Uncle Tupelo comes not one, but two great albums, thereby pulling off a trick that not even the Beatles or Hüsker Dü managed -- both principal singer/songwriters of a band following a breakup with great records. While Wilco's A.M. feels more good-timey, more fun than Son Volt's Trace, Jeff Tweedy still finds it in him to sing "I just can't find the time/to write my mind/the way I want it to read" and write one of the greatest songs ever about the real-world consequences of drunk driving -- "Passenger Side."

--Jim Connelly

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I was listening to Magnetic Fields -- 69 Love Songs