100 for 2000 – #22. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

To end another wonderful decade of great music, I’m going to write about ten albums from each of the last ten years, that are either great, or hold some sort of personal significance. A musical kiss off to 00s.

2002 – #2. Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
(Nonesuch)

I’m not sure if you need this blog to tell you how great Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is. Wilco’s fourth album knocked it out of the park.

Worth gave me this album, on cassette, ages before it came out. He knew somebody, somehow. He gave it to me at the Vic On the Park in Marrickville, after some show. By the time I walked away from the venue, onto the train and made it home, 40 odd minutes later, the album had finished. Looking at the lights of the city fly by on a late night neon lit train is the best way to hear this record.

I was very happy to see the towers on the cover in Chicago earlier this year.

Go out and get it if you don’t have it, then check out the movie I Am Trying To Break Your Heart, one of the best rock movies/docos in recent years.

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