Wilco – Art Of Almost

September 29, 2011

Ever since Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco seems to have been trying tirelessly to recreate that magic they once had. That album will forever go down in history as one of the best alternative/indie rock albums of all time and who knows if Wilco will ever be able to make something as good, but it is definitely clear that their efforts have fallen short. Sky Blue Sky was pretty mediocre and Wilco (The Album) wasn’t that much better. However, after hearing “Art Of Almost,” the opener off their new album, The Whole Love, it is clear that something has changed. This song is extremely ambitious. There are a ton of new sounds here and not a very clear song structure. Wilco is trying to change things up and they are doing it pretty well. While the rest of the album probably isn’t as good as this song, I really like that they are trying new things.