It's no secret that Paste kind of has a thing for the band Wilco. Each of the three studio albums they've released since we started our magazine has ended up on our year-end Top 10 lists. We've put Jeff Tweedy on our cover once, and featured the band countless times both in the magazine and on the website. What else can we do to profess a love that began way back in the Uncle Tupelo days before the great Tweedy/Farrar split? Well, we can give them the whole website in honor of Wilco (the album), which gets its release today.
So welcome to Wilco (The Takeover). Today on PasteMagazine.com, you'll
find a stream and a review of the new album. But you'll also find a
poll of the best Wilco album of all time, our review of Wilco (The Gas Station), a list of the great parentheses in music history, a look at
Tweedy's son's blog, a brief history of number stations like the one
sampled on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, our favorite nonsensical Wilco lyrics,
and a remembrance of that show in Missouri where the crazy dude got punched in the face on stage by Tweedy ("I just wanted a hug!").
And we'll update the site tonight with interviews with guitarist Nels
Cline and bassist John Stirrat.
Stream: Wilco (the album)
Review: Wilco (the album)
Poll: What is Wilco's best album to date?
A (Brief) Tour Through the History of Musical Parentheses
Review: Ashes of American Flags DVD
At Least That's What [We] Said: A Look Back at Paste's Coverage of All Things Wilco
News: Wilco iPhone App Available for (Free) Download
Review: Wilco (The Gas Station)
Five of Our Favorite Nonsensical Wilco Lyrics
I Was There the Night That Guy Got Punched by Jeff Tweedy in Missouri
News: Wilco Tour Continues into August
What We've Learned From Spencer Tweedy's Blog About Spencer Tweedy's Dad
Album Names and Cold-War Games: A History of the Numbers Station