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The Celebration Rock Podcast Revisits Wilco's 'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' 15 Years Later

This past weekend, one of the most revered rock records of the past few decades turned 15, which seemed like a good excuse for The Celebration Rock Podcast to revisit Wilco’s… 181 more words

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Album Battle - Wilco vs Radiohead

A game I like to play on my cycle commute from work is figuring out the best band of each ten year era. For instance, The Beatles and Bob Dylan are contenders for 1960-1970, while 1985-1995 has a few contestants, including Pixies, Sonic Youth, and Public Enemy. 632 more words

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Wilco // Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot has always felt just out of reach. It’s easy, perhaps convenient, to forget the album was recorded prior to the September 11th attacks, as the two seem irrevocably intertwined; the suggestive cover art (Chicago’s twin Marina City towers overlooking the Chicago River); song titles like “War on War” and lyrics like “Tall buildings shake, voices escape singing sad sad songs”; an unofficial release on September 18th, 2001. 1,710 more words

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Wilco albums ranked worst to best – the definitive list (for now)

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Let’s talk about Wilco. Over their 20+ years, front man Jeff Tweedy and the boys have evolved from boundary-pushing alt country darlings, to purveyors of so-called “dad rock” (is that supposed to be a bad thing?), to elder indie statesmen who still have a few tricks up their plaid and denim sleeves. 2,506 more words

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"Jesus, Etc." by Wilco

“Tall buildings shake
Voices escape singing sad, sad songs
Tuned to chords strung down your cheeks
Bitter melodies turning your orbit around.”

On the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it seems only appropriate to revisit the song from an album that, despite being written before the attacks took place, so perfectly captured the heightened anxiety and fear that dominated the consciousness of millions during that time. 142 more words

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