Wilco
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot


4.5
superb

Review

by Turbo virgin USER (22 Reviews)
January 18th, 2014 | 15 replies


Release Date: 2002 | Tracklist

Review Summary: beautifully realized, impeccably written, flawlessly executed.

"Take off your band-aid 'cause i don't believe in touchdowns" sings Jeff Tweedy on "I Am Trying To Break Your Heart." It's a laughably asinine line, teetering along the edges of pretension and elegance. Because that's what Wilco are: pretentious and elegant, shrugged off as "dad-rock" or boundlessly lauded for being one of the most adept and cerebral rock bands in modern music. but what most people agree on is the album singly picked out from wilco's catalogue as their best work, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

Wilco's brand of country/experimental-tinged alt-rock is wholly fresh and simple tunes such as the gorgeous highlight "Radio Cure" are elevated to greater levels of excellence because of swirling synthesizers, ridiculous yet provocative lyricism, and memorable guitar leads. These tunes, in the hands of less-seasoned rockers, could fall short and be lost in the sea of new alternative rock bands. What really brings wilco, and this album to the point of brilliance is Jeff Tweedy's brilliant songwriting abilities, lack of filler, and the uncanny ability to bring life into deceptively simple tunes.



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Snake.
January 18th 2014


21823 Comments


album cover looks shitty on front page

Pheromone
January 18th 2014


7413 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

bad review good album

Chortles
January 18th 2014


21471 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

yeah the length isn't the problem though

GnarlyShillelagh
Emeritus
January 18th 2014


6385 Comments


review is not even that bad tbh

GnarlyShillelagh
Emeritus
January 18th 2014


6385 Comments


okay actually what i mean to say is this guy isn't a bad writer

ShitsofRain
January 18th 2014


8181 Comments


nice soundoff

Digging: Black Moon - Enta Da Stage

mryrtmrnfoxxxy
January 19th 2014


15048 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i liked the review pos

jtswope
January 19th 2014


5788 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

review seems really lazy, but you're damn right about how good this is

avonbarksdale221
January 19th 2014


8298 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Tall buildings shake, voices escape singing sad sad songs

Eko
January 19th 2014


2118 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

props for calling Radio Cure a highlight at least

avonbarksdale221
January 19th 2014


8298 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oh distance has no way of making love understandable



tweedy you magnificent bastard

breakingthefragile
January 19th 2014


3104 Comments


The shift key exists. I know it's hard to believe, but it does.

Cygnatti
January 19th 2014


33009 Comments


country-experimental-tinged alt-rock


Pheromone
January 19th 2014


7413 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

She fell in love with the drummer

ShitsofRain
January 19th 2014


8181 Comments


yup



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