Sensational Wilco related side project .
Second Loose Fur collaboration between Jeff Tweedy, Jim O'Rourke, and Glenn Kotche is more musically traditional than not only its predecessor but some of Wilco's recent output as well.
Although Loose Fur's 2003 debut sprawled and streched its way to nowhere fast, the album's tangential importance is undeniable. Recorded in summer 2000, it documents the early of stages of the Jeff Tweedy/Jim O'Rourke mind-meld as well as drummer Glenn Kotche's introduction to Wilcoworld. If he never made strange squawks with Loose Fur, Tweedy may not have amassed the courage to make Yankee Hotel Foxtrot or shove Jay Bennett and his tangled old-white-guy dreads toward indie oblivion; without Loose Fur, the remarkable solo on "At Least That's What You Said" may still be a mere guitar-god figment and "pretentious Wilco" would probably still sound something like "Via Chicago".