Album of the Day
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
Wilco's fourth studio set saw the departure of guitarist Jay Bennett and drummer Ken Coomer - and famously prompted a break with the group's record label – yet somehow triumph emerged from adversity. Picked up by Nonesuch, YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT would become the Chicago-based alternative rock band's most successful album. From opener “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” onward, the collection's ambition is undeniable, with Sonic Youth stalwart Jim O'Rourke's multi-layered mix applied to some of Wilco founder Jeff Tweedy's most varied and distinctive songs. With its #1 ranking in the year's Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll and spots on best-of-the-decade lists in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and Paste, critical acclaim for the gold-certified YANKEE HOTEL FOXTROT is near-universal, and we'll give the set another spin to wish Tweedy a happy birthday.