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Love Is The King

Jeff Tweedy

Love Is The King

Fourth solo album from the Wilco singer produced with Tom Schick and featureing his sons Spencer and Sammy

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  1. 8.1 |   Paste Magazine

    Singer’s latest solo effort is wittier and more expansive than its predecessors
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  2. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Each of these tunes feels fresh with the spark of invention, while also revealing something about the players; their raw instincts are on display — their feelings as musicians and as people
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    Marries Tweedy's mature emotional outlook to the workaday manners of Uncle Tupelo or the Woody Guthrue project, Mermaid Avenue. Print edition only

  4. 8.0 |   The FT

    The Wilco singer has released a solo lockdown album that is poignantly inward-looking
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  5. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    Perhaps under different circumstances Love Is The King would be more vulnerable to criticism for its lack of diversity and experimentation, but right now, it resides at a perfect intersection of lifeline-like consistency and volatile external circumstances
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  6. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    For a man that has surrounded himself with some of the best players out there, Tweedy gives maestro Nels Cline a run for his money in several spots here
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  7. 7.5 |   Consequence Of Sound

    The Wilco frontman's new record is the work of a songwriter with clear eyes and a full heart
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  8. 7.3 |   Pitchfork

    Released in conjunction with his book How to Write One Song, the Wilco frontman’s response to the pandemic is a mellow, easygoing collection of songs stressing the importance of human connection
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  9. 7.1 |   Beats Per Minute

    It’s a comforting hug in times of no touching
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  10. 7.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    A record to mature over time rather than instant classic, Love Is The King might just prove an equally reassuring presence as the world stumbles towards some sort of elusive normality during these uncertain times
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  11. 6.8 |   Spectrum Culture

    With its freeing softness and lack of pandemic response, Love is King (maybe ironically) suits the time well
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