Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

  • Record Label: Nonesuch
  • Release Date: Apr 23, 2002
User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 214 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 214

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  1. ScottY
    Jul 9, 2005
    3
    Overrated. I liked their work with Billy Bragg better.
  2. EdgarF.
    May 29, 2002
    3
    Let's not get carried away by the hype. Their label was right to refuse to release this record. It's their weakest album yet and is completely self-indulgent.
  3. RickR
    Sep 18, 2003
    1
    Your chastizing me!! This album is not even close to the quality of some of justin timberlakes stuff.
  4. JuanT
    May 15, 2004
    2
    Boring hokey country pop sprinkled with electronica. It's awful, not an interesting note of music on the whole album. YHF is an album only music critics could possibly enjoy.
  5. JockT
    Jul 26, 2004
    2
    How an album that contains such pedestrian and unmemorable music thoroughly gauzed over with electronic studio trickery and hampered by pretensions to poetry has fooled so many people continues to surprise me. This is an album implicitly and explicitly MADE FOR rock critics.
Metascore
87

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. I'm not sure if it's the work by O'Rourke or the progression of the group (or a little of both), but this disc is so multi-layered that it's easy to hear new things many many times after the first listen.
  2. Mojo
    100
    A masterpiece, exactly the sort of record that your average sentient pop genius should make in 2002. [May 2002, p.99]
  3. While their songs still maintain the loose intimacy that was apparent on their debut AM, the music has matured to reveal a complexity that is rare in pop music, yet showcased perfectly on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.