Wilco -- Being There


Written for the 1996 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Poll

I was gonna say that I loved Wilco for many of the same reasons that I worshipped The Replacements, but really, it’s only one: the way Jeff Tweedy understands how much can fit, really, under the umbrella of rock ‘n’ roll. That he lives for it, needs it, loves it, is of course a cliché. That it never sounds like a cliché when he sings about it is why he’s so special.

--Jim Connelly

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