Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (Explicit)

Wilco

Release Date:

2014/10/13

Record Label:

Nonesuch

  1. $14.99
7digital What we said: Formed from the ashes of Uncle Tupelo in 1994, it took Wilco eight years and a lot of heartache to convert widespread critical acclaim into mainstream success, finally breaking through with alt-rock masterpiece Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. Contending with being dropped by their record label midway through recording, and the acrimonious dismissal of key songwriting partner Jay Bennett, it’s a small miracle it ever got released. But thank God it did. Opener ‘I Am Trying To Break Your Heart’ is a cacophonous clatter of xylophones, discordant pianos, guitar feedback and what sounds like a kettle being struck, all melded into one magnificent opus by Tweedy’s weather-beaten voice. It proves to be a good barometer for the offbeat alt-country to come. From the slow burning ‘Radio Cure’, through the nostalgic exuberance of ‘Heavy Metal Drummer’, to the string-laden beauty of ‘Jesus etc.’, sonic experimentation is combined with a keen melodic nous, to create a truly varied, and always surprising, collection of absolute classics.
Track NumberTrack TitleTrack LengthTrack Price/Buy Link
1

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

6:57
2

Kamera

3:30
3

Radio Cure

5:08
4

War on War

3:47
5

Jesus, Etc.

3:50
6

Ashes of American Flags (Explicit)

4:43
7

Heavy Metal Drummer

3:08
8

I'm the Man Who Loves You

3:55
9

Pot Kettle Black

4:00
10

Poor Places

5:15
11

Reservations

7:22
Duration:
51:35
Genres:
Rock
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