FORGET DAD ROCK. YOU’RE ALL LISTENING TO MUM ROCK.

2 thoughts on “FORGET DAD ROCK. YOU’RE ALL LISTENING TO MUM ROCK.”

  1. It’s quite unfair to describe Wilco as Radiohead wannabes. With their Uncle Tupelo roots, they’re stalwarts of alternative country, and their experimental albums come across less as attempts to “do a Kid A” and more as genuine, you know, experiments – with form, texture, structure, genre. They didn’t hastily find a “dance element” to their sound. Rather, they worked with Jim O’Rourke and allowed the dense arrangements of Summerteeth to evolve into the wonderful freewheeling amorphous masterpiece that is Yankee Hotel Foxtrot – a very natural progression when you listen closely – and all that’s come since has proved that any song can sound like a Wilco song so long as it’s played by Wilco. Also, apart from anything else, Radiohead’s experiments seemed to attempt to capture a feeling of paranoia and cold, clinical alienation. Wilco, though, have never exuded anything but a very human warmth. Why must any band who tinkers with their sound be described as Radiohead copyists? Why aren’t Radiohead, in turn, described as Beatles copyists?

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