Album Review: Wilco – Ode to Joy

By Max Semenczuk, Contributor [dBpm; 2019] Rating: 6.5/10 Key tracks: “Everyone Hides”, “White Wooden Cross”, “Love Is Everywhere (Beware)” Ode to Joy, Wilco’s 11th album, loses the somber overtones the band is known for, exchanging those solemn feelings for a more optimistic sound. That doesn’t mean any lyrical validity is sacrificed, however. Moreover, the band’s…

Album Review: Wilco – Schmilco

By Devon Hannan, Features Editor [dBpm; 2016] Rating: 7/10 Key Tracks: “If I Ever Was A Child,” “Locator,” “Just Say Goodbye” It’s not shoegaze, and it’s definitely not disco. But of course, ACRN’s reviewing it – So here it is, Wilco’s Schmilco. Recorded at the same time as their last record Star Wars, Schmilco takes a step back from…