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“There aren’t a whole lot of white male rock groups that feel vibrant in any way to me. I don’t know what they’re singing about. I don’t know what they’re angry about. I don’t know what they care about other than maintaining and protecting their status, and I don’t want that to be the way Wilco looks at itself. It felt really right to ask a woman to produce a record for us because it was an honest way to surrender some of those assumptions.”

—Vocalist Jeff Tweedy on working with Cate Le Bon to produce Cousin[5]

Cousin is the thirteenth studio album from American indie rock band Wilco, released on September 29, 2023 through dBpm Records. The album was produced by Cate Le Bon, representing the first time the band used an outside producer in over a decade since 2009's Wilco (The Album), and was preceded by two singles: "Evicted"[1] and the title track.[6] The album has received positive reviews from critics.

Recording and release

Recording for Cousin came at a time of particular productivity for Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy.[7] Cate Le Bon encouraged the band against live in-studio recording and instead recorded instruments individually, growing from 2019 demos recorded by Tweedy.[8] Band members would play together and then split up to focus on their individual instruments,[7] for instance, Le Bon worked with multi-instrumentalist Nels Cline for two days recording solo parts.[9] Tweedy asked her to produce the album after the two met at a live performance, in spite of having no intention of bringing in an outside producer.[10] Once she agreed, the duo discussed over the phone what the sound would be for the album and traded digital files of several dozen songs before going into the studio.[11] Out of thirtysomething tracks, Le Bon narrowed it down to 14 to work on, with "Ten Dead" additionally written during the recording sessions.[12] During recording, Le Bon had extensive thoughts on how each instrument and musician should sound and the band members were deferential to her preferences.[13] Wilco also recorded and released Cruel Country in 2022 in order to take more time to finish the music on Cousin.[14] Additionally, Le Bon's band recorded in Wilco's Loft studio and she formed a friendship with Tweedy.[15]


Editors at AnyDecentMusic? aggregated 14 reviews to score this release a 7.8 out of 10.[16] According to the review aggregator Metacritic, Cousin received "universal acclaim" based on a weighted average score of 82 out of 100 from 14 critic scores.[17]

Editors at AllMusic rated this album 4 out of 5 stars, with critic Mark Deming writing "Cousin represents a genuine shift for the band as they've ceded some control over their recording process for a change", resulting in "a powerful, affecting work that once again shows how many great things Wilco can do".[18] Scott Bauer of the Associated Press called this "a deeply layered, musically rich record" where "the soundscape is so thick it feels like an aural impressionist painting, with layer upon layer of music melded together to create a sonic image".[19] In the Indie Basement column at BrooklynVegan, Bill Pearis chose this as one of the best albums of the week, telling readers who have not listened to Wilco in years that this is a reason to check in on their new work.[20] Exclaim!' Clay Geddert rated this album an 8 out of 10 for showing "a fresh perspective on what their sound could be".[21] Ryan Dillon of Glide Magazine praised this music for "Wilco’s most complex and evocative album in years" and blending artsy or avant-garde tendencies with accessible songwriting[22] and he chose "Sunlight Ends" as one of the best songs of the week, calling it "a moody example of the band’s experimentation, an electronic drum pattern sets the tone for dancing guitar strings and sinfully sweet vocals".[23]

The Guardian's Alexis Petridis proclaimed Cousin album of the week and gave it 4 out of 5 stars, stating that "no one comes to a Wilco album looking for carefree emotional uplift, but the anxieties expressed here feel different, very much the product of a writer 20 years older than the author of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot".[24] In Hot Press, John Walshe gave this album an 8 out of 10, noting that this period of the band's sound "eschews the punkier elements of their DNA in favour of a more laid-back, countrified tone" and this mid-tempo tone results in "another stellar album from a band who seem permanently at the peak of their powers.".[25] Ed Power of Irish Examiner gave Cousin 4 out of 5 stars, characterizing the music: "it’s catchy and often very warm but full of the avant-garde wrinkles that have led critics to herald the Chicago outfit America’s answer to Radiohead".[26] Lauren Murphy of The Irish Times gave the same score, calling it "Wilco’s most progressive album in years, dappled with a sumptuous melancholic hue that drapes itself over songs such as Ten Dead and the sombre, minor chord swoon of Levee".[27] A feature from Louder Sound saw Sam Walton calling this the best Wilco album since 2004's A Ghost Is Born and the choice to enlist Le Bon "the most elegant producer-led transformation of the past 25 years".[28]

John Mulvey of Mojo rated Cousin 4 out of 5 stars, praising Le Bon as "a trusted interloper who can unlock new dimensions for this most reliable but restless of contemporary American bands".[29] In The New Zealand Herald, Graham Reid called Cousin "a gently deft approach to the experimentation that they’ve explored".[30] Writing for No Depression, Kyle Peterson calling this release not "a return to the grand statements of the late 1990s and early 2000s so much as a distinctive entry that still fits comfortably in the band’s latter-day output".[31] In Paste, Eric R. Danton expressed disappointment with this album, calling it "underwhelming" in spite of select tracks that are success.[32] Writing for Pitchfork, Zach Schonfeld scored Cousin a 7.1 out of 10 for recalling the earlier experimental period of the band's history and writes that it and previous album Cruel Country "both peer out at a country infected with hypocrisy and moral rot";[33] editors at the site shortlisted this as one of the best albums of the week.[34] At PopMatters, John Garratt expressed that the band both experimented but also "played it too safe" on Cousin, stating that, "when Wilco does get around to the surprising elements in Cousin, they pull them off with so much subtlety that you might miss them entirely".[35]

Rolling Stone featured a favorable review from Will Hermes, where the critic praised the production and how "part of Wilco’s magic is its mutability... and how artfully it always cleaves to Tweedy’s narrative voice, one of the most companionable in modern song, even when he’s channeling flawed characters, which he frequently is".[4] In Slant Magazine, Thomas Bedenbaugh credited Le Bon for this album having a more experimental style than previous Wilco releases and rated Cousin 3.5 out of 5 stars.[36] Michael Gallucci of Ultimate Classic Rock called this work an "aural tour de force", continuing that "the music, drifting among the avant-pop playground Wilco has spent the past two decades traversing, suits the occasionally despairing, often hopeful mood".[37] In Uncut, Tom Pinnock scored Cousin 4.5 out of 5 stars, praising the production and writing that this music is "deliciously weird and intoxicatingly angular, but it still sounds like a Wilco album, not a Le Bon collaboration".[3] Michael James Hall of Under the Radar scored this work an 8.5 out of 10, calling it "a complex and clever album".[38] In the Wall Street Journal, Mark Richardson emphasized the continuity this album has with Wilco's previous work, writing that the production "seems to lend a welcome tint rather than change Wilco’s palette" and calls this the best album by the band since "at least 2015's Star Wars".[39]

Cousin in best-of lists
AllMusic[40]Favorite Alternative & Indie Albums
Irish Independent[41]The best international albums of 202311
Mojo[42]Mojo's Top 75 Albums of 202311
El País[43]The best music albums of 202311
Rolling Stone[44]The 100 Best Albums of 202373
Rolling Stone[45]The 40 Best Indie-Rock Albums of 2023
Uncut[46]Uncut's Top 75 Albums of 20233
Under the Radar[47]Under the Radar's Top 100 Albums of 202315

Ultimate Classic Rock named "Evicted" the 18th best rock song of the year.[48] Uncut editor Michael Bonner included this album on his list of the best of the year.[49]

Track listing

All songs written by Jeff Tweedy

  1. "Infinite Surprise" – 5:43
  2. "Ten Dead" – 3:55
  3. "Levee" – 4:11
  4. "Evicted" – 3:29
  5. "Sunlight Ends" – 3:53
  6. "A Bowl and a Pudding" – 4:03
  7. "Cousin" – 4:11
  8. "Pittsburgh" – 5:14
  9. "Soldier Child" – 4:17
  10. "Meant to Be" – 3:55



Additional personnel


Chart performance for Cousin
Chart (2023)Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[50]60
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[51]60
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[52]25
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[53]77
Dutch Albums (Album Top 100)[54]36
French Albums (SNEP)[55]189
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[56]21
Irish Albums (IRMA)[57]51
Scottish Albums (OCC)[58]11
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[59]21
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[60]18
UK Albums (OCC)[61]65
US Billboard 200[62]65

See also


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External links


Veröffentlichungen von Wilco die im OTRS erhältlich sind/waren:

Summerteeth ¦ Being There ¦ Yankee Hotel Foxtrot ¦ Cruel Country ¦ Cousin

Wilco auf Wikipedia (oder andere Quellen):

Wilco ist eine 1994 gegründete US-amerikanische Rockband aus Chicago. Sie wird auch – vor allem mit ihren früheren Werken – dem Alternative Country zugerechnet. Darüber hinaus spielt sie Indie- und Alternative Rock, aber auch experimentelle Rockmusik.


Die ersten Alben

Wilco wurde im Jahr 1994 von Mitgliedern der aufgelösten Band Uncle Tupelo gegründet. Die ersten Alben A. M. und Being There sind noch sehr stark an countryesk-folkigen Klängen orientiert und von melancholischen Balladen geprägt. Das dritte Album Summerteeth enthält weniger Country-Elemente als die Vorgänger, hat aber noch den bis dato typischen Wilco-Sound. Eine Zäsur stellte das experimentellere, mit elektronischen Klängen und Samples aufgearbeitete Album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002) dar. Traditioneller orientierte Fans lehnten es als Renegatentum ab, aber es erreichte eine große neue Hörerschaft und wurde zum erfolgreichsten der frühen Wilco-Alben. Es erreichte Platz 12 der US-amerikanischen Albumcharts und machte Wilco nach den ersten, vornehmlich von den Kritikern gefeierten Alben auch über die USA hinaus bekannt.

Der Streit um Yankee Hotel Foxtrot und die Alben bei Nonesuch Records

Mit zum Erfolg von Yankee Hotel Foxtrot mag beigetragen haben, dass Jeff Tweedy im Zusammenhang mit dem Album einen langen Rechtsstreit mit der Plattenfirma Warner Music Group um die künstlerische Freiheit der Band geführt hatte. Das zu Warner gehörende Unterlabel Reprise Records lehnte die Veröffentlichung des Albums in der von der Band gewünschten Form ab, da es befürchtete, die elektronischen Experimente könnten von der potenziellen Käuferschaft des Albums abgelehnt werden. Die Band bestand jedoch auf ihrer Version und kaufte das Album dem Label ab. Es wurde auf der Wilco-Webseite als Web-Stream angeboten, bis sich eine neue Plattenfirma fand, die das Album veröffentlichen wollte. Diese fand sich mit Nonesuch Records, einem anderen Warner-Unterlabel. Von vielen Fans wurde der Erfolg der Band als Sieg im Kampf um die künstlerische Freiheit, des Independent-Gedankens und von David gegen Goliath gefeiert.

Im Jahr 2004 erschien der Nachfolger A Ghost Is Born, das in konsequenter Weiterführung des mit Yankee Hotel Foxtrot eingeschlagenen Wegs auch wieder mit elektronischen Klängen und Samples arbeitete. Es erreichte sogar Platz 8 in den Billboard-Charts und brachte Wilco 2005 zwei Grammy Awards ein, unter anderem für das beste Alternative-Album.

Im November 2005 veröffentlichten Wilco das Live-Doppelalbum Kicking Television – Live in Chicago, das im Mai desselben Jahres aufgenommen wurde, als die Band an vier aufeinanderfolgenden Abenden im Vic Theatre von Chicago spielte.

Am 11. Mai 2007 erschien mit Sky Blue Sky ein neues Wilco-Album. Zwei Wochen vor Veröffentlichungstermin konnte man das gesamte Album als Stream auf der offiziellen Website von Wilco hören.

Am 26. Juni 2009 erschien Wilcos siebtes Studioalbum Wilco (The Album). Auf diesem Album singt unter anderem als Gast Leslie Feist bei You and I. Das Album wurde vom Rolling Stone Magazine zum Album des Jahres 2009 ernannt. Die Veröffentlichung wurde teilweise vom Tod des 2001 bei Wilco ausgeschiedenen Ur-Mitglieds Jay Bennett, der am 24. Mai 2009 überraschend verstarb, überschattet.

The Whole Love

Im September 2011 erschien das Studioalbum The Whole Love.[1] Nachdem Wilcos Vertrag mit Nonesuch Records geendet hatte, wurde das Album vom neuen bandeigenen Label dBpm herausgebracht. Das Stück I Might wurde Ende Juni 2011 auf der offiziellen Bandhomepage als Web-Stream vorveröffentlicht. The Whole Love wurde sowohl von den Kritikern als auch den Lesern des deutschen Rolling Stone zum „Album des Jahres 2011“ gewählt.


Ende 2014 erschien das Boxset Alpha Mike Foxtrott mit rund 80 Raritäten und Liveaufnahmen der Band[2], sowie das Best-of-Doppelalbum What’s Your 20?

Mermaid Avenue

Auf Initiative von Nora Guthrie vertonten Wilco in einem gemeinsamen Projekt mit Billy Bragg Songtexte aus der Hinterlassenschaft ihres Vaters, des legendären Folksängers Woody Guthrie. Die beiden in Dublin aufgenommenen Mermaid Avenue-Alben von 1998 und 2000 wurden von Fans und Kritikern sehr positiv bewertet. Im Jahr 2012 erschien eine dritte Platte mit Outtakes sowie ein Boxset mit den drei Alben und der Dokumentation Man in the Sand.



JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen[3][4]
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
1995A. M.
1996Being ThereUS73
(3 Wo.)US
(2 Wo.)UK
(3 Wo.)US
2000Mermaid Avenue Vol. IIUK61
(1 Wo.)UK
(4 Wo.)US
Billy Bragg & Wilco
2001Yankee Hotel FoxtrotDE29
(6 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)CH
(2 Wo.)UK

(20 Wo.)US
2004A Ghost Is BornDE41
(3 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)AT
(1 Wo.)UK
(9 Wo.)US
2007Sky Blue SkyDE36
(3 Wo.)DE
(2 Wo.)CH
(2 Wo.)UK
(17 Wo.)US
2009Wilco (The Album)DE32
(3 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)AT
(2 Wo.)CH
(1 Wo.)UK
(13 Wo.)US
2011The Whole LoveDE14
(5 Wo.)DE
(2 Wo.)AT
(3 Wo.)CH
(2 Wo.)UK
(13 Wo.)US
2014Alpha Mike Foxtrot: Rare Tracks 1994–2014US46
(1 Wo.)US
Kompilation mit rund 80 Raritäten und Liveaufnahmen
2015Star WarsDE83
(1 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)CH
(1 Wo.)UK
(1 Wo.)US
(2 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)AT
(2 Wo.)CH
(1 Wo.)UK
(3 Wo.)US
2019Ode to JoyDE25
(1 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)AT
(2 Wo.)CH
(1 Wo.)UK
(1 Wo.)US
2022Cruel CountryDE82
(1 Wo.)DE
(2 Wo.)CH
(1 Wo.)US
(1 Wo.)DE
(1 Wo.)AT
(1 Wo.)CH
(1 Wo.)UK
(1 Wo.)US

Weitere Studioalben

  • 2003: More Like the Moon EP (auch bekannt als Australian EP und Bridge EP)
  • 2012: Mermaid Avenue – The Complete Sessions (mit Billy Bragg)
  • 2014: What’s Your 20? Essential Tracks 1994–2014


JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartsChartplatzierungen
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
2005Kicking Television – Live in ChicagoUS47
(2 Wo.)US
2012iTunes Sessions (EP)US54
(1 Wo.)US
Mermaid Avenue Vol. III
Billy Bragg & Wilco


JahrTitelHöchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartplatzierungenChartplatzierungen
(Jahr, Titel, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
1998Mermaid AvenueUK34

(4 Wo.)UK
(7 Wo.)US
Billy Bragg & Wilco
2000Mermaid Avenue Vol. IIUK61
(1 Wo.)UK
(4 Wo.)US
Billy Bragg & Wilco


Höchstplatzierung, Gesamtwochen, AuszeichnungChartsChartplatzierungen[3]
(Jahr, Titel, Album, Plat­zie­rungen, Wo­chen, Aus­zeich­nungen, Anmer­kungen)
1997Outtasite (Outta Mind)
Being There
(1 Wo.)UK
1998Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key
Mermaid Avenue
(1 Wo.)UK
Billy Bragg & Wilco
1999Can’t Stand It
(2 Wo.)UK
A Shot in the Arm
(1 Wo.)UK
2004I’m a Wheel
A Ghost ist Born
(1 Wo.)UK


  • 2002: I am Trying to Break Your Heart (Dokumentarfilm von Sam Jones, US:GoldGold)
  • 2009: Ashes of American Flags: Wilco Live


  • 2004: The Wilco Book
  • 2004: Wilco: Learning How to Die von Greg Kot


  1. New Wilco: "I Might", Amy Phillips, Pitchfork Magazine, 25. Juni 2011.
  2. Wilco: Eine Schlachtplatte für die Ohren, Rezension von Karl Fluch in Der Standard vom 13. Jänner 2015, abgerufen am 13. März 2015.
  3. a b Chartquellen: DE AT CH UK US
  4. Auszeichnungen für Musikverkäufe: US (RIAA) UK (BPI, Datenbanksuche)