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  • Summary: The second full-length solo release for the Wilco frontman was self-produced and recorded.
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
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  1. Nov 26, 2018
    100
    These are songs for the faithful and the uninitiated; universal yet strikingly intimate.
  2. Dec 7, 2018
    85
    What materializes is a confounding collection of literary mastery, intertwined with sparse, albeit flummoxing instrumental compositions--tender acoustic and slide-guitar arrangements, adroitly managed bursts of noise, and a rhythm section that puts the movements of life into a neat, cohesive order.
  3. 83
    It’s the work of a seasoned songwriter proving that he’s as good at penning powerful, personal songs in a traditional vein as he is layering records with bells and whistles.
  4. 80
    As the lovelorn ‘From Far Away’ floats by, desolate and broken, haunted by the ghosts of art-rock guitars and phantom electronics, it’s clear that Jeff Tweedy still isn’t comfortable on well-trodden roads and that Warm has moments that upend Americana as beautifully as ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ did with US indie rock. One to let simmer.
  5. Nov 30, 2018
    80
    In its own quiet way, Warm is one of the most powerful works of Tweedy's career, and it's the sort of music too many of us need today.
  6. Nov 29, 2018
    80
    Is the exchange of restless turmoil for quietly focused introspection a worthwhile trade? Depends. For Wilco fans who never really got over the big hooks and sonic clamor of Summerteeth, probably not. For listeners who have taken pleasure in Tweedy’s continuing evolution, WARM is akin to a gift.
  7. Nov 20, 2018
    70
    None of Tweedy’s studio work has ever quite captured how funny he can be in this format, and for the most part, Warm is no exception. But the album comes close, in both timbre and tone, to reflecting the unvarnished Tweedy that shows up at his solo shows.

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  1. Dec 2, 2018
    9
    An elegant, moving portrait of Tweedy's current mindset that, to me, serves as a concise statement of what he has always been telling usAn elegant, moving portrait of Tweedy's current mindset that, to me, serves as a concise statement of what he has always been telling us through his music. Expand
  2. Nov 30, 2018
    8
    Songs are simple but elegant and mr. Tweedy is as clever and likable as ever.

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