A few days ago I just told you iTunes that I stopped giving away songs for free because of Apple Music, Apple’s new streaming service.
Browsing on iTunes I just noticed that Wilco’s new album Star Wars is available free of charge. The record is made up of 11 tracks, with an average duration of three minutes each.
A little background to the band,
Wilco is an American alternative rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar’s departure. Wilco’s lineup changed frequently during its first decade, with only singer Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt remaining from the original incarnation. Since early 2004, the lineup has been unchanged, consisting of Tweedy, Stirratt, guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone, keyboard player Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche. Wilco has released nine studio albums, a live double album, and four collaborations: three with Billy Bragg and one with The Minus 5.
Star Wars has a four-and-half-star review on iTunes with comments like “Awesome”, “Good album” and “Best episode yet”. I just listened to the album for a while and I have to say I like the rhythm, it has a nice rock vibe.
To download the album, available on the next link, you will leave an iTunes account. You can open one without the need of a credit or debit card. Please let me know what you think of Star Wars on the comment section.