Wilco (the Feisty duet)

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The recently leaked “Wilco (The Album)” marks a first for Jeff Tweedy’s band: a female duet. Indie rock chanteuse Feist joins him on the soft-rock song “You and I.” The song sounds more like a Tweedy solo featuring Feist. But in the context of the album, it provides interesting contrast.

Four songs into the album, “Bull Black Nova” is a desperately intense, dire song clocking in at 5 minutes, 39 seconds that ends with a wail of guitar screech. That sets up the breezy “You and I,” which is followed by the ’70s bar-band sound of “You Never Know.”

It’s another surprise from Tweedy, who gives fans something different with each new album. Are there more duets in Wilco’s future? Hard to say. Feist provides percussion on the Woody Guthrie cover, “Jolly Banker,” which is not on the album but available on Wilco’s Web site.

Bull Black Nova – Wilco

You and I – Wilco

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5 responses

  1. TammyC

    You analyze too much. Who cares what order the songs are in? Hee hee.

    May 19, 2009 at 12:40 pm

  2. Bruce

    This Feist duet is kind of a snoozer if you ask me. I’d like to hear Tweedy paired with a female vocalist who could really challenge him. Maybe the lead singer of Heartless Bastards? Neko Case?

    May 21, 2009 at 12:44 am

  3. alltheyoungpunks09

    The subtlety of Feist’s vocals really surprises me. It’s like she’s trying not to overwhelm Tweedy.

    May 21, 2009 at 1:36 pm

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  5. swiss

    yeah i was really hoping for more out of their combo. Feist gets no solo go and it’s a little dull.

    July 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm

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