Wednesday, May 15, 2002

On his blog yesterday PatioPundit gave an insiders perspective on the likely reason why Reprise dropped Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot? His explanation sounds plausible as I don't believe the album is anywhere near as sonically extreme or experimental as initial reports would have you believe. Indeed it seems to me to be a logical progression from the pop focused Summer Teeth. Granted it's a move away from the traditional and possibly passé alt-country sound of their earliest recordings. It's arguably their strongest album yet and one which to my ears at least taps into the same vein which Radiohead's 'OK Computer') and Grandaddy's 'The Sophtware Slump' did.. It's currently running at the top of my list of albums of the year so far.

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