- Sukierae

Tweedy - Sukierae
CRITIC SCORE
78
Based on 17 reviews
2014 Rank: #134 / 827
USER SCORE
75
Based on
22 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
The Line of Best Fit

A rare album in the sense that its maker(s) seem to be having too many ideas, all of which are at the very least good, Sukierae’s the kind of a record where almost every listen provides different favourite moments. 

83
A.V. Club

Lovelorn waltzes, fuzz-guitar freakouts, hushed folk songs: the Jeff Tweedy specialties are all here. And, for the most part, they’re very good. 

80
Exclaim!

Even if, at 72 minutes, it overstays its welcome a bit, there's no denying the vital talent on display at every turn.

80
Rolling Stone

Sukierae – the first such outing by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, backed by a few indie-pop pros, plus his teen son Spencer on drums – serves mostly to confirm what we already know: Pop Tweedy is one of the most emotionally fluent American songwriters around.

80
musicOMH

Sukierae is a distinctive work, and it gradually reveals itself to be enthralling.

80
Paste

Stretching past 70 minutes and shifting through a spectrum of moods, it’s a lot to digest—but well worth the effort.

80
PopMatters

In a time of crisis, Jeff Tweedy has turned to family and craft to sort through the emotions, bringing a stirring and intimate compilation to fruition.

75
Consequence of Sound

What it might lack in sonic adventurousness the record more than makes up for with resounding heart, and Sukierae stays afloat with those moments where the singer is working at or damn near close to his full potential.

73
Pitchfork

The sprawl is less generous than it is indulgent, rendering the album more intimidating and less accessible than it should be. Only Jeff and Spencer can comprehend the full implications of these songs; the rest of us can grasp them only generally. 

70
American Songwriter

There are a lot of songs here, and it overwhelms in one sitting, but even in small pieces, it’s clear that Tweedy takes home the songwriting ribbon at the father-son picnic.

50
Drowned in Sound

A good album is essentially buried here; at least eight songs could comfortably be axed.

Oct 16, 2014
Z.Younk
81
While High as Hello, Diamond Light, Low Key, Fake Fur coat and many other tracks are great roots rock tracks for a pop audience, the sluggish near-80 minute album is too much to digest, and no matter how good some parts were, they get regurgitated and forgotten easily due to the copious content. The pop element used in Wilco and even Black Keys' more recent albums is definitely a detrimental addition to mainstream rock, of which said bands are the most popular and universally liked of the ... read more
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September 23, 2014 / Release Date
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 7 - Amazon
# 27 - American Songwriter
# 31 - Paste
# 46 - Rolling Stone
# 29 - The Quietus
# 24 - Uncut
# 84 - Under the Radar
Track List
  1. Please Don't Let Me Be So Understood
  2. High As Hello
  3. World Away
  4. Diamond Light Pt. 1
  5. Wait For Love
  6. Low Key
  7. Pigeons
  8. Slow Love
  9. Nobody Dies Anymore
  10. I'll Sing It
  11. Flowering
  12. Desert Bell
  13. Summer Noon
  14. Honey Combed
  15. New Moon
  16. Down From Above
  17. Where My Love
  18. Fake Fur Coat
  19. Hazel
  20. I'll Never Know
Contributions By
thisisabtlgrnd, patton, philthy


Added on: June 4, 2014