Album Details

September 19, 1995
Warner Bros.
Pop/Rock, Roots Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Americana, Alt-Country

Album Review

Jay Farrar always provided the darkest, grittiest moments in Uncle Tupelo, so it comes as no surprise that Son Volt is a rawer record than A.M., the first album by Wilco, a band led by his former partner Jeff Tweedy. Throughout Son Volt's debut, Trace, the group reworks classic honky tonk and rock & roll, adding a desperate, determined edge to their performances. Even when they rock out, there is a palpable sense of melancholy to Farrar's voice, which lends a poignancy to the music. Trace isn't a great step forward from Tupelo's last album, the lovely Anodyne, but it is a fine continuation of the ideas Farrar has pursued over the course of his career.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Windfall
  2. Live Free
  3. Tear Stained Eye
  4. Route
  5. Ten Second News
  6. Drown
  7. Loose String
  8. Out of the Picture
  9. Catching On
  10. Too Early
  11. Mystifies Me
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