Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (in 5 Minutes) | Liner Notes

  • Published: 24 May 2017
  • As one of the founders of Uncle Tupelo, Jeff Tweedy helped jumpstart the alt-country movement in the early 1990s. But in Wilco – the band that rose from Uncle Tupelo’s ashes – the singer-songwriter set his sights on more ambitious musical adventures. Explore Yankee Hotel Foxtrot in this episode of Liner Notes.

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    Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot in 5 Minutes
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Comments • 75

  • Victor Matthews
    Victor Matthews  6 months back

    Control by Pedro the Lion

    • Connor Dalzin
      Connor Dalzin  6 months back

      Do Jagged Little Pill!

      • Günsche Van Leiden
        Günsche Van Leiden  6 months back

        fuck off pitchfork

        • austin78993
          austin78993  6 months back

          That opening song sounds like In Between Days by the Cure.

          • Luke Tuke
            Luke Tuke  8 months back

            Nirvana - In Utero next please

            • Kevin Mccollum
              Kevin Mccollum  8 months back

              Please make a master playlist of liner notes

              • edalder2000
                edalder2000  9 months back

                I was working at Tower Records when I got "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" as a promo CD. I had loved "Being There."

                When I heard "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot" for the first time, it blew my mind. But it can take some listens to grasp.

              • Nick Kenchington
                Nick Kenchington  10 months back

                Prefer AGIB.

                • Will Thompson
                  Will Thompson  1 years back

                  My favorite part of YHF is how in Reservations you can hear the piano bench creak as he leans forward and back with every chord. At least that's what it sounds like to me.

                  • CA_TRV
                    CA_TRV  1 years back

                    Understanding Ryan Adam’s Heartbreaker!!

                    • cystorsore
                      cystorsore  1 years back

                      I was 1 day old when this album came out

                      • Creamcheese Diarrhea
                        Creamcheese Diarrhea  1 years back

                        They all look the same.Snagle teeth white boys.

                        • okrajoe
                          okrajoe  2 years back

                          Best album of that decade.

                          • juliopiotti
                            juliopiotti  10 months back

                            Kid a, is this it, Marshall mathers lp?

                          • Goon Spoons
                            Goon Spoons  1 years back

                            okrajoe kid a tho

                        • Evan Stanley
                          Evan Stanley  2 years back

                          I go to Jeff Tweedy's high school, that's my claim to fame. Belleville West Highschool. My Dad went to school with him, along with my principle.

                          • turntableandcassette
                            turntableandcassette  2 years back

                            An album that’s been very tough to top since its release.

                            • Fabian Salomonsson
                              Fabian Salomonsson  2 years back

                              Whats that last song in the credits?

                            • CouveTJ
                              CouveTJ  2 years back

                              Definite top 10 album of all time.

                              • CouveTJ
                                CouveTJ  2 years back

                                RIP guy who overdosed and died and thus Wilco died with him.

                                • Chris Hansen
                                  Chris Hansen  2 years back

                                  Sparks' Kimono My House or The Kinks Village Green Preservation Society!

                                  • Nikola Demitri
                                    Nikola Demitri  2 years back

                                    One of the best and one of my favorite albums of all time. It's hard to put into words how much Yankee Hotel Foxtrot means to me. It's a very cathartic album to listen to in many ways, and usually brings tears. They've many amazing albums, but this album is on another level entirely. A modern masterpiece. Wilco will love you, baby.

                                    • Samuel Castro
                                      Samuel Castro  2 years back

                                      Like a girl once told me, this album is pure poetry.

                                      • Holden Caulfield
                                        Holden Caulfield  2 years back

                                        I need Remain in light, or fear of music but surely will be the first.

                                        • Florian Mikoschek
                                          Florian Mikoschek  2 years back

                                          Godspeed You! Black Emperor's LYSFLATH would be nice. Linernotes is one of my favourite formats on YouTube

                                          • Caring Is Creepy
                                            Caring Is Creepy  2 years back

                                            One of my favorite records of all time.

                                            Yankee Hotel Foxtrot & A Ghost Is Born are outstanding albums by Chicago's own.

                                            • Nihal Shetty
                                              Nihal Shetty  2 years back

                                              Weezer's self-titled next time?

                                              • Josue
                                                Josue  2 years back

                                                Do Bloc Party's "Silent Alarm" next!

                                                • JM Arbaiza
                                                  JM Arbaiza  2 years back

                                                  Alright, Pitchfork! Now do Sky Blue Sky!....oh, wait

                                                  • Vizlord
                                                    Vizlord  2 years back

                                                    Broken Social Scene You Forgot it in People

                                                    • Kris Parsons
                                                      Kris Parsons  2 years back

                                                      do aeroplane please

                                                      • MattieCooper
                                                        MattieCooper  2 years back


                                                        • J Christo
                                                          J Christo  2 years back

                                                          "rose from Uncle Tupelo’s ashes" That fucking hackneyed cliché again?

                                                          • ycylinder
                                                            ycylinder  2 years back

                                                            I expected to hear Yankee Hotel Foxtrot compressed into 5 minutes, not this garabge, this SUCKS!!1!

                                                            • solariaxx
                                                              solariaxx  2 years back

                                                              this series would be much better if the boy talking didnt sound like a super nerd hipster :/. i know he cant help it, but if u wannna make this series more listenable pls give deep easy listening voice thanks

                                                              • Richard Fukuda
                                                                Richard Fukuda  2 years back

                                                                Ive been waiting for this Liner Notes for a while!

                                                                • Jasiu Mich
                                                                  Jasiu Mich  2 years back

                                                                  YES TY PITCHFORK

                                                                  • Juan Pablo Torres
                                                                    Juan Pablo Torres  2 years back

                                                                    This is my jam

                                                                    • Harley The Guy
                                                                      Harley The Guy  2 years back

                                                                      the unicorns who will cut our hair when we're gone

                                                                      • Chaos
                                                                        Chaos  2 years back

                                                                        These are so interesting. Thank you for these vids. Keep making more please!!

                                                                        • devilpizza123
                                                                          devilpizza123  2 years back

                                                                          More this, less "top 10 rihanna" please pitchfork.

                                                                          • kudaburem
                                                                            kudaburem  2 years back

                                                                            pixies pls

                                                                            • Lujo Esquire
                                                                              Lujo Esquire  2 years back

                                                                              JESUS DONT CRY YOU CAN RELY ON ME HONEY

                                                                            • pete pete
                                                                              pete pete  2 years back

                                                                              "Lift your skinny fists..." next?

                                                                            • SEGAClownboss
                                                                              SEGAClownboss  2 years back

                                                                              The very definition of an album that creeps onto you, quietly, until you realise you can't live without it.

                                                                              Also I didn't know until now that Jim O'Rourke had a hand in producing the album. This is a revelation to me.

                                                                              • lorcan conroy
                                                                                lorcan conroy  2 years back

                                                                                Demon days and doolittle

                                                                                • Lil Ugly Gibrane
                                                                                  Lil Ugly Gibrane  2 years back

                                                                                  do ST ANGER

                                                                                  • Myles Carew
                                                                                    Myles Carew  2 years back

                                                                                    Fuck yes dad rock

                                                                                  • tmal
                                                                                    tmal  2 years back

                                                                                    you should do queens of the stone age next. any album their all classics

                                                                                    • Ryland Cook
                                                                                      Ryland Cook  1 years back

                                                                                      I don’t think they’re influential enough to be considered for this series. Obviously they’re still one of the greatest bands still touring today, but they haven’t sparked an uprising of their style of music like these artists have.

                                                                                  • DanDan
                                                                                    DanDan  2 years back

                                                                                    Greatest album of all time