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Terroir Blues After Uncle Tupelo split, most bets were on Farrar, who had a richer voice, greater mystique, and a hotter new band than ex-partner Jeff Tweedy. But...Terroir Blues After Uncle Tupelo split, most bets were on Farrar, who had a richer voice, greater mystique, and a hotter new band than ex-partner Jeff Tweedy. But...2003-06-27
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Terroir Blues

Lead Performer: Jay Farrar; Producer (group): Act/Resist

After Uncle Tupelo split, most bets were on Farrar, who had a richer voice, greater mystique, and a hotter new band than ex-partner Jeff Tweedy. But while Tweedy’s restless Wilco evolved, Farrar’s Son Volt stalled and folded. This second solo set is more sketchbook than album, a few lovely tunes scattered over multiple takes and useless tape experiments. And it’s plagued by the sullen uniformity that dogged Son Volt. Just quieter – not a plus.

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