Jay Bennett and Edward Burch
The Palace at 4 A.M.
When Jay Bennett said goodbye to Jeff Tweedy, Wilco fans were worried. But Tweedy proved himself; Bennett came out on the losing end. Though the multi-instrumentalist left a void in Wilco, The Palace at 4 A.M. isn’t close to the calibre of any Wilco project. The disc relies heavily on the power-pop of Summerteeth and stays in that gear. The record features some solid tracks, but it wears out fast. A worthwhile find for Wilco fans but not for anyone else.