To round out this week we've got you headed into the weekend with some peak dad-rock. The alt-country indie-rock tunes are smooth, lush and easy to listen to. If I had to describe Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the 4th studio album from esteemed Midwest rock band Wilco in a single word I'd go with 'Pleasant'. Just plain pleasant. And there's nothing wrong with that.
Wilco doesn't try too hard to be anything they're not here. You know the scene from Hitch where Will Smith is giving dance lessons and he just emphasizes that you need to stay in your little dance square and not try too hard to go outside of it? That's exactly what Wilco does here. Stay in your zone and don't try anything too fancy. It's still impressive that 'Jesus, Etc' still manages to stand out and will forever be a great road trip song.
We actually just passed the 20 year anniversary of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, checkout the 20 year review by Sterogum to find out how they think it held up to the test of time.
Release date: September 18th, 2001
Similar artist(s): My Morning Jacket, Pearl Jam, Spoon
Top tracks: Jesus, Etc, I Am Trying to Break You Heart, I'm The Man Who Loves You