Wilco’s past two albums haven’t exactly set the world ablaze. Sky Blue Sky and Wilco (The Album) have their ardent supporters, but both pale in comparison to the band’s earlier output. And that will do it for any negativity concerning the band Wilco. Whatever faults can be laid at the feet of bandleader Jeff Tweedy and his cohorts are just about made up for via their live performances. Just look to the group’s live album, Kicking Television, or concert film, Ashes of American Flags, if you need any clarification.
For a band that’s been around, in one form or another, for about 20 (!) years, nearly every song from every record is bound to be or have been performed. Sometimes a song gets played hundreds of times, sometimes just the once. For such a terrific back catalog, some songs sadly fall by the wayside more often than not. But, that’s why we launched Lemme Get an Encore, where we can throw our pennies into the well that is our music site, and hope for the best. With a new album, The Whole Love, just a couple of months away, here are 10 songs we’d love to hear at least once during the upcoming tour. Okay…more than once.