Vinyl LP with CD. While many suspected this self-titled album to be seen as some sort of reintroduction for the band-perhaps a return to the experimentalism of "Yankee Foxtrot Hotel"-the album actually seems like a direct successor of the more traditional-sounding 2007 "Sky Blue Sky." "Wilco (The Album)" seems to come with a parenthetical aside, a reminder that the band is not really turning back to their original roots, but that they're just lightening up instead (the cover is, after all, that of a camel birthday party). Here, they pack on everything they've picked up while they've been away: there's heavy '60s and '70s pop influences, with songs that sound like singles: "Sunny Feeling" and "You Never Know."
Release Date: 6/30/2009
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