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Former bandmates travel familiar territory
Wilco: Wilco (The Album)[Nonesuch]74/100
Son Volt: American Central Dust[Rounder]61/100
Admittedly, a joint review of the latest albums from Wilco and Son Volt is a bit unfair. It’s been 15 years since the two bands rose from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo, and both quickly left their progenitor behind in terms of musical style, lyrical maturity and commercial success. No matter how influential Uncle Tupelo was (and that’s certainly debatable), the band released only four albums in its seven-year history. Escaping its shadow should’ve been easy for frontmen Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar.