Review of Tweedy – Sukierae (dBpm / Anti-)

TweedyWhat began as a solo record became a bit of a family affair for Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy. With his son Spencer on the drums, Sukierae, like much of Wilco’s extensive catalogue, covers extensive musical ground yet still retains coherency throughout. From the jarring, subtly angry album opener “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood” through more straightforward pop moments like “Low Key” and “Slow Love,” there is a familiarity running through Sukierae that Wilco fans should immediately identify with. But whether you’re familiar with Wilco or not, Tweedy is a great songwriter, capable of conveying everyday emotion into something far more significant. That strength can be found in abundance here.