Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2006 9:12 pm
Gapers Block chimes in:
For the friend upset that Wilco hasn't released another Being There: Capital by Riviera
It's pretty easy to categorize Riviera as alt-country and Americana, especially since they hail from Chicago and sometimes have a bit of twang. On Capital, the band does borrow from the aforementioned genres, but also channels a wide range of rock-related music. For instance, there is a lot of power-pop in with the splendid harmonies and raw riffs that carry the album. Frontman Derek Phillips leads listeners through some of the best driving music of the year, especially "Snails."