WILCO – Magnum Opus ‘YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT’ Released 20 Years Ago Today

Back in time

18 September 2021

Band: WILCO
Formed by mastermind Jeff Tweedy
and some old Uncle Tupelo mates
Active: Since 1996 / 11 studio LPs so far

Anniversary album: YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT – 4th LP
Released: 18 September 2001 – 20 years ago today

Pitchfork wrote: “After half a year living with a bootleg copy, the music remains
revelatory. Complex and dangerously catchy, lyrically sophisticated and provocative,
noisy and somehow serene, Wilco’s aging new album is simply a masterpiece; it is equally magnificent in headphones, cars and parties… Beneath the great story of Yankee Hotel
Foxtrot, there are all the tropes and symbols and coincidences of a little mythology; but
under that is a fantastic rock record. And why tell you? You all already knew this.”

Full review here. Score: 10/10.

Turn Up The Volume: Jeff Tweedy is Chicago’s Bob Dylan.

Single: War On War…

Full album…

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WILCO: All Albums

The towers in Marina City, a residential-commercial building complex
in Chicago, was the inspiration for the album’s front artwork.

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