Masterpiece Reviews: “Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot”

The album that almost never was

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot

Welcome to the latest edition of Masterpiece Reviews. Once again, we’ve thrown on our favorite velvet robe, turned up the fire, and are here to regale you with stories of the greatest and most classic albums of all time. It’s a fresh, new perspective on why these albums are filed under “M” for masterpiece.

Wilco’s fourth studio album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, had a bumpy road on the way to becoming a classic. It was the first record featuring new drummer Glenn Kotche, the last to feature multi-instrumentalist Jay Bennett, and was hated by the band’s label so much so that they refused to release it. The album finally saw the light of day in 2002, thanks to the band’s new label Nonesuch, and has since been revered by not just fans of the band but music fans worldwide.

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