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.… 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.… 2003-06-24 Jay Farrar
Review

Terroir Blues (2003)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Jun 24, 2003; Lead Performance: Jay Farrar

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.

Originally posted Jun 27, 2003 Published in issue #716-717 Jun 27, 2003 Order article reprints