I got into Uncle Tupelo at about the last moment you could before they broke up. I've followed both bands, to a point. I have heard each of the studio albums that Wilco has released. I have not heard everything from Son Volt.
But I still think that Trace is the best I've heard of either Jay Ferrar or Jeff Tweedy.
This isn't from that. It's "Cocaine and Ashes". And ain't it good? And Mark Spencer with a P90-necked Tele?