- Summary: The long wait for this fourth album from Jeff Tweedy & co. is partially the result of the tumultuous recording process that left the band without its guitarist (Jay Bennett) and its record label (Warner/Reprise). Fellow Chicagoan Jim O'Rourke mixed the 11 tracks.
- Record Label: Nonesuch
- Genre(s): Rock, Alternative, Alt-Country
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MojoA masterpiece, exactly the sort of record that your average sentient pop genius should make in 2002. [May 2002, p.99]
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.... No one is too good for this album; it is better than all of us.
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is basically a good album, even a great album if you're in the mood, though if you listen to a lot of hip-hop (or house music or basement bhangra or any other genre not dominated by white people), it probably won't be the most extraordinary album you'll hear all month.
The WireYankee Hotel Foxtrot's faceless, airbrushed production takes you back to the dead days of 1970s AOR radio. [#220, p.66]
Oct 1, 2010Awesome, music from the rock and roll angels! Great songs jammed out to their max, along with slow and thoughtful sing-alongs. Instantly andAwesome, music from the rock and roll angels! Great songs jammed out to their max, along with slow and thoughtful sing-alongs. Instantly and unilaterally establishes the Tweedy legend.… Expand
GrayDJul 22, 2006This album is among my favourites and it has nothing to do with the 'giving a big fuck you to those coporate assholes' or anything This album is among my favourites and it has nothing to do with the 'giving a big fuck you to those coporate assholes' or anything like that. It's because the songs are masterful, delicate, played well and carries a atmosphere of hopeful melocholy with it.… Expand
JohnC.Aug 13, 200210/10...and its not even my favorite wilco album...
goog.May 29, 2002Brilliant.
BeejPOct 25, 2004Great album, I think this album is at the top of my list by Wilco. It really shows that "less catchy" music is worth listening to. Whoever Great album, I think this album is at the top of my list by Wilco. It really shows that "less catchy" music is worth listening to. Whoever said it doesn't live up to the quality of Justin Timberlake, I hope you were joking.… Expand
Sep 8, 2010A.M. was basically an extension of Uncle Tupelo; with Being There, Wilco moved from country to a kind of alternative country and have slowlyA.M. was basically an extension of Uncle Tupelo; with Being There, Wilco moved from country to a kind of alternative country and have slowly swayed from their roots with each album. However, they manage to change styles without losing their appeal. Not a real catchy group of songs but a solid one nonetheless.… Expand
RickRSep 18, 2003Your chastizing me!! This album is not even close to the quality of some of justin timberlakes stuff.
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