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Few American rock bands have taken their listeners down as winding a path as Wilco has. For more than two decades, the Jeff Tweedy-led group, created after the dissolution of pioneering alt-country outfit Uncle Tupelo, has remained relevant by releasing one fine album after another. From rootsy to experimental, from noisy to quiet, Wilco’s sonic compass doesn’t keep still. That each album, including last year’s Schmilco, is markedly different from its predecessor could be a sign of artistic schizophrenia. But for this Chicago-based band, it’s an adventurous indicator that even as Wilco grows grayer, its creative streak gets braver.