Thursday, December 03, 2009

TK #82: Wilco – Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)

The back story, the documentary and the cultural heft tend to obscure how Jeff Tweedy managed to take the conventions of country rock and turn them inside-out, to create something that is both recognizable and difficult, and in many songs, disarmingly simple. And “Jesus, Etc.” is the band at its most luminous.

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