Best of 2006: Loose Fur – Born Again in the USA

loose-fur.jpgJeff Tweedy is one busy bastard. His best known band is Wilco – simply one of the most important bands currently recording. For most people that would be enough, but Tweedy in addition to Wilco and solo work also performs with three other acts: Golden Smog, The Minus 5, and Loose Fur. While all are firmly in the alt-country arena, it’s Loose Fur that should most appeal to Wilco fans. Their sophomore release Born Again in The U.S.A. deftly mixes poppier sounds, incredible instrumental work and the wonderful lyrics of Tweedy and Glenn Kotche. Unlike your average Wilco CD, Loose Fur’s songs are short and to the point.

Little musical wandering with most songs at around 3 minutes long and the CD at a shade under 38 minutes short (this includes Wreckroom which is over 8 minutes long).

A great way to span the time between Wilco releases.
Songs to check out:

  • Hey Chicken
  • Answers to Your Questions
  • An Ecumenical Matter

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  • Joyce

    Great pick Spencer! I love anything connected to Jeff Tweedy. What do you think of “The Ruling Class”? It cracks me up. Very catchy…..

  • Spencer

    The first 3 songs on that album are fantastic. I love Wilco, but haven’t gotten 100% into other Jeff Tweedy projects – don’t much like Uncle Tupelo. Loose Fur is cool but I don’t have their first cd. The Minus 5 is cool – but I haven’t gotten 100% into them.

    What am I missing?