- 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]
MaxS.Apr 22, 2002Flawless, haunting, stalking, lingering masterpiece. Wilco have arrived and cemented in place an album that is unique and familiar, an album Flawless, haunting, stalking, lingering masterpiece. Wilco have arrived and cemented in place an album that is unique and familiar, an album that is destined to be remembered. Brilliant.… Expand
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
JohnC.Aug 13, 200210/10...and its not even my favorite wilco album...
TobyIDec 26, 2006phenomenal album. it is one of those albums that i could listen to over and over again, even though i already know the whole thing by heart. phenomenal album. it is one of those albums that i could listen to over and over again, even though i already know the whole thing by heart. although some tracks are not as great as others, they lyrics are consistantly unbelievable, and it has gotten me hooked to the band and jeff tweedy. clearly, im a huge fan, and i could not have asked for a better album… Expand
SeamusSJan 6, 2006Though Not the most immediatly accesable album from the band, it remains one of their greatest, truley turning a corner in alternative Though Not the most immediatly accesable album from the band, it remains one of their greatest, truley turning a corner in alternative country and giving a big fuck you to the rest of the shity music world. If you're smart and not so full of yourself as to have to dislike it because alot of people do, you'll love it. remember kids there's a reason to why some albums are popular… Expand
[Anonymous]Jun 1, 2005many say that it is a kid a ripoff , but the truth is, that is infinitely better
RickRSep 18, 2003Your chastizing me!! This album is not even close to the quality of some of justin timberlakes stuff.
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Awards & Rankings
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|No Closer to Heaven - The Wonder Years|
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|M3LL155X [EP] - FKA Twigs|
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|That's the Spirit - Bring Me the Horizon|
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|Radio Static High - Hey Colossus|
|Art Angels - Grimes|
|John Howard & the Night Mail - John Howard & The Night Mail|
|Delusion Moon - Meat Wave|
|Have You in My Wilderness - Julia Holter|
|Blackstar - David Bowie|
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