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CD Review: Wilco

Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 12:09

Wilco CD review The Whole Love

Autumn De Wilde

Wilco.

But there's so much going on within The Whole Love, so many well-oiled parts driving each song, that the occasional blown cylinder is barely noticeable and is nearly eclipsed by the gorgeous, epic 12-minute closer, "One Sunday Morning (For Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)," which transforms a curlicue guitar line, Stirratt's stealthily engaging bass lines and Jorgensen's confident, free-form piano improvisations into a mesmerizing whole. As the song fades, one sound remains: Kotche's high-hat rhythm. It fades to black as the album closes, but it's probably still echoing quietly somewhere up in outer space.

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