Warm (Jeff Tweedy album)

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Warm
Jeff Tweedy – Warm.png
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 30, 2018
StudioThe Loft, Chicago, Illinois[1]
Length39:41
LabeldBpm
ProducerJeff Tweedy
Jeff Tweedy chronology
Together at Last
(2017)
Warm
(2018)
Singles from Warm
  1. "Some Birds"
    Released: September 24, 2018
  2. "Let's Go Rain"
    Released: November 13, 2018
  3. "I Know What It's Like"
    Released: November 27, 2018

Warm (stylized in all caps) is the second studio album by American musician Jeff Tweedy, released on November 30, 2018 by dBpm Records. It is his first solo album of entirely new material.[2]

It was released shortly after the release of Tweedy's memoir, Let's Go (So We Can Get Back).

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
AnyDecentMusic?8.1/10[3]
Metacritic84/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[5]
Chicago Tribune3/4 stars[6]
Consequence of SoundB+[7]
The Guardian4/5 stars[8]
Mojo4/5 stars[9]
NME4/5 stars[10]
Pitchfork8.3/10[11]
PopMatters8/10 stars[12]
Q4/5 stars[13]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[14]

Warm has received positive reviews from critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 84, based on 21 reviews.[4]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Jeff Tweedy.

No.TitleLength
1."Bombs Above"2:15
2."Some Birds"3:41
3."Don't Forget"3:30
4."How Hard It Is for a Desert to Die"4:49
5."Let's Go Rain"2:57
6."From Far Away"3:10
7."I Know What It's Like"3:46
8."Having Been Is No Way to Be"4:34
9."The Red Brick"2:36
10."Warm (When the Sun Has Died)"2:18
11."How Will I Find You?"6:05
Total length:39:41

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from liner notes.[15]

Musicians

  • Jeff Tweedy – vocals, songwriting, instruments
  • Spencer Tweedy – drums (1–3, 5–10), synthesizer (8)
  • Sammy Tweedy – backing vocals (2), synthesizer (6)
  • Glenn Kotche – drums (11)
  • Ava Brennan – backing vocals (2)

Technical personnel

  • Jeff Tweedy – production, engineering [with], mixing [with], design
  • Tom Schick – mixing, engineering, production [with]
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering
  • Mark Greenberg – assistant engineering, studio management, design
  • Spencer Tweedy – design
  • Sammy Tweedy – photography
  • Sheila Sachs – design
  • Phoebe Randall – title constellation illustration
  • George Saunders – liner notes
  • Jacob Daneman – publicity
  • Jessica Linker – publicity
  • Sam McAllister – publicity
  • Frank Riley – booking
  • Dawn Nepp – financial management
  • Josh Grier – legal
  • Davi Rodrigues de Lima – lacquer cut

Charts[edit]

Chart (2018) Peak
position
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[16] 75
Scottish Albums (OCC)[17] 83
US Billboard 200[18] 87

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kamp, Justin (November 30, 2018). "Stream Jeff Tweedy's WARM Now". Paste. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  2. ^ Kaye, Ben (November 30, 2018). "Jeff Tweedy shares his first solo album of original music, WARM: Stream". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  3. ^ "Warm by Jeff Tweedy reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Warm by Jeff Tweedy Reviews and Tracks". Metacritic. Retrieved December 4, 2018.
  5. ^ Deming, Mark. "Warm - Jeff Tweedy". AllMusic. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Kot, Greg (November 30, 2018). "Review: Jeff Tweedy solo album, 'Warm,' mines anger, humor, consolation". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  7. ^ Bray, Ryan (November 30, 2018). "Album of the Week: Jeff Tweedy Settles into His Past on WARM". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  8. ^ Hann, Michael (November 30, 2018). "Jeff Tweedy: Warm review – frayed and intimate autobiography". The Guardian. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "Jeff Tweedy – Warm". Mojo (January 2019 ed.). p. 82.
  10. ^ Beaumont, Mark (November 22, 2018). "Jeff Tweedy – 'Warm' review". NME. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  11. ^ Sodomsky, Sam (December 3, 2018). "Jeff Tweedy: WARM Album Review". Pitchfork. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  12. ^ Ingalls, Chris (November 30, 2018). "'Warm' Is Jeff Tweedy, Solo and Unfiltered". PopMatters. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  13. ^ "Jeff Tweedy – Warm". Q (January 2019 ed.). p. 107.
  14. ^ Bernstein, Jonathan (November 30, 2018). "Review: Jeff Tweedy Plunges Into His Fears on 'Warm'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  15. ^ Warm (Liner notes). Jeff Tweedy. dBpm Records. 2018. DBPM-007-18-LP.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – Jeff Tweedy – Warm" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  17. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  18. ^ "Jeff Tweedy Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard. Retrieved December 11, 2018.