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This US quintet was initially viewed as part of the No Depression movement of neo-country rock acts in the early 90s - one of a clutch of bands eschewing the melancholia and sentimentality associated with the genre but retaining its musical traditions. The band was formed from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo, a unit with similar musical inclinations and one that also accrued significant critical respect during its lifetime. Jeff Tweedy (Jeffrey Scott Tweedy, 25 August 1967, Belleville, Illinois, USA; vocals/guitar) is the creative engine behind both bands (in Uncle Tupelos case with Jay Farrar, who enjoyed subsequent success heading Son Volt), his songs regularly attaining a universality and intimacy that has reminded some of Sebadoh.
Wilco was formed with fellow Uncle Tupelo members John Stirratt (b. 26 November 1967, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; bass), Ken Coomer (drums) and multi-instrumentalist Max Johnston. Their 1995 debut...