Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Nonesuch Records
Catalog Number: 79669
Format: CD
Total Time: 51:36:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's May 4, 2003 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

When record-company executives heard Wilco's new album, they told the band to take whatever they'd been paid and get lost. The record wouldn't be released, because it was just too darn weird. Wilco went ahead and got a new record deal, which meant they got paid for the album a second time. Then, in spite of its "weirdness," Yankee Hotel Foxtrot did just fine, thank you, and was the critics' darling for a good long time. I guess that just shows that quality can triumph over the bean counters. What does the album sound like? Cross the lighter side of Radiohead with the weirder side of The Beatles, and then add a dash of The Grateful Dead. One of the best rock albums of 2002.

I Am Trying To Break Your Heart (6:57) / Kamera (3:29) / Radio Cure (5:08) / War On War (3:47) / Jesus, Etc. (3:50) / Ashes Of American Flags (4:43) / Heavy Metal Drummer (3:08) / I'm The Man Who Loves You (3:55) / Pot Kettle Black (4:00) / Poor Places (5:15) / Reservations (7:22)

Jeff Tweedy - vocals, guitar
Jay Bennett - guitar, keyboards
John Stirratt - bass
Glenn Kotche - drums
Ken Coomer - collaborator

A.M. (1995)
Being There (1996)
Summerteeth (1999)
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
A Ghost Is Born (2004)
Kicking Television: Live In Chicago (2005)
Sky Blue Sky (2007)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: May 4th 2003
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum

Artist website: www.wilcoworld.net
Hits: 828
Language: english


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