20 Songs, 1 Hour 11 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Jeff Tweedy’s 18-year-old son Spencer is not only an old-soul drummer but someone who seems to click right into place with his dad’s musical sensibilities. Sukierae is a remarkably strong project, from the thump and grind of “Please Don’t Let Me Be So Misunderstood” to the closing acoustic musing of “I’ll Never Know.” Dad’s songwriting shines brightly, especially on the somber tunes like “Where My Love,” one of several written in a worrisome period when Jeff’s wife and Spencer’s mother, Susie (nickname Sukierae), was diagnosed with a rare cancer. (Her prognosis took a positive turn.) The fear in Jeff's voice is palpable, but other tracks like the sunny “Low Key” (featuring Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig) and the hippie folk–flavored “Flowering” leaven the collection considerably. Spencer’s skill shines on tracks like “Diamond Light Pt. 1” and “I’ll Sing It,” his shuddering toms and agile snares as necessary as his father’s presence.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Jeff Tweedy’s 18-year-old son Spencer is not only an old-soul drummer but someone who seems to click right into place with his dad’s musical sensibilities. Sukierae is a remarkably strong project, from the thump and grind of “Please Don’t Let Me Be So Misunderstood” to the closing acoustic musing of “I’ll Never Know.” Dad’s songwriting shines brightly, especially on the somber tunes like “Where My Love,” one of several written in a worrisome period when Jeff’s wife and Spencer’s mother, Susie (nickname Sukierae), was diagnosed with a rare cancer. (Her prognosis took a positive turn.) The fear in Jeff's voice is palpable, but other tracks like the sunny “Low Key” (featuring Lucius’ Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig) and the hippie folk–flavored “Flowering” leaven the collection considerably. Spencer’s skill shines on tracks like “Diamond Light Pt. 1” and “I’ll Sing It,” his shuddering toms and agile snares as necessary as his father’s presence.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
108 Ratings

108 Ratings

Carmine ,

Brings back Loose Fur...

These tracks sound more like "poppy" Loose Fur, or maybe...Ghost is reborn? While not guitar heavy, it does have tasteful guitar tracks that follow well-written melodies. Spencer should also receive credit for his drum chops. Well done Tweedy.

Roserugby ,

Very Nice Record

This is not Wilco so people need to stop comparing this record to Wilco records. I think it is great and I would buy this record even if I had never heard of Wilco. Jeff Tweedy is just an amazing song writer whether he is wiring for Wilco or another project. So the beauty is if I want to listen to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot I can but now I have this really nice new record as well. Well done to Tweedy.

Dbake86! ,

A Spring Board from Wilco

..whoa...just took "diamond light" for a spin.
..when did jeff and George Harrison have a kid?

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