Monday, May 20, 2013

2000's Jams #109: Wilco "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" (2002)

Wilco probably did not invent the thing where every song on their most acclaimed record has a huge coda section that preceded internet dummies overusing the term "epic" as a synonym for "radical" or something. But they did own something fierce on Yankee Hotel Foxtrot. We probably refer to Chuck Klosterman too often in our "hot jam" descriptions, but his Jeff Tweedy profile was one of the first times we noticed a strange sonic parallel between an album's aura and world events (in this case, the fall of the World Trade Center). It also starts with "Jeff Tweedy didn't vomit today. He vomited yesterday, but not today."

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