Yesterday, I heard a song at the coffeehouse where I was studying and had to know what it was. The barista smiled when I asked and wrote down the artist, song title, and album. He then said "the rest of the album is also very good."
He wasn't kidding. I'm thoroughly enjoying Wilco's "Summerteeth." The music is lovely (rock, pop, and country music woven into a beautiful tapestry of sound) and the lyrics are cerebral. As one reviewer put it: "Jeff Tweedy's lyrics are a blend of optimism and melancholy. He's a true original. His songs can be catchy, thought-provoking, and bittersweet."
Faves so far:
I'm Always in Love
A Shot in the Arm
She's a Jar