Together at Last

Jeff Tweedy - Together at Last
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Based on 14 reviews
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Based on 19 ratings
June 23, 2017 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

Though its reach won’t likely go too far beyond Wilco’s diehard base, Jeff Tweedy’s solo acoustic Together At Last could serve that not-insignificant crowd as a sort of fans-only, alternate-universe hits collection.

78
Paste

To finally have a recorded document of his quietest side is a treasure, no matter how necessary (or unnecessary) it might seem.

75
Consequence of Sound

Even without the willful innovation, the record is important evidence to just how strong and poignant his songs are in skeletal form.

70
Northern Transmissions

With virtually nothing else than his voice and a guitar, Tweedy crafts brave and powerful ballads, as he lets his heart hang out on this quieter of his recent releases. But while the album has tons of heart, its lack of variety might leave the listen long.

70
American Songwriter

The songwriting ... has always been the bedrock, and this album makes a good case for Tweedy as an effective busker.

70
Under The Radar

Entirely acoustic except for an electric guitar lead at the end of "In a Future Age," the music on Together At Last provides ideal space to take in the meaning and wordplay of what Tweedy is singing.

70
AllMusic

If Together at Last is a minor work in Tweedy's catalog, it's a simple but genuine pleasure that may convert a few doubters who haven't been won over by Wilco's eclecticism.

66
GIGsoup

He’s obviously no stranger to an acoustic instrument and all the songs on his solo debut “Together At Last” sound just fine, stripped back to guitar, harmonica and vocals. But there’s the rub – they don’t sound any better or worse than the band versions – they just sound…different.

66
Pitchfork

With his wry charm absent, the album ultimately shows only a partial picture of Jeff Tweedy as a solo artist.

60
The Independent

It’s a brave step, given the imaginative depth with which Wilco animates this material, but it does allow the songs’ core characters to come through more strongly, most notably on the opener “Via Chicago”.

60
The Guardian

The unplugged format can get samey, but his delicate guitar playing is a joy and Via Chicago’s presumably metaphorical opening line, “I dreamed about killing you again last night”, never sounded more lovely.

60
Slant Magazine

The album won't ever take a place among the landmarks in Tweedy's catalogue, but it does provide a fresh way to hear and appreciate them.

50
Exclaim!

For Tweedy diehards, these intimate reworks may come off as a nice fireside chat with an old friend, but those less familiar with the singer are better off starting with the originals.

barchamb13
83
I really liked this album, I wish more artists would do this from time to time.
78
One Word Review: Striped
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Track List

  1. Via Chicago
  2. Laminated Cat
  3. Lost Love
  4. Muzzle of Bees
  5. Ashes of American Flags
  6. Dawned on Me
  7. In a Future Age
  8. I’m Trying to Break Your Heart
  9. Hummingbird
  10. I’m Always in Love
  11. Sky Blue Sky
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