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Chicago, Illinois, United States (1994 – present)

Wilco is a rock band which formed in 1994 in Chicago, Illinois, United States by the remaining members of group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar’s departure from that group. Wilco’s lineup has changed frequently, with only singer Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt remaining from the original incarnation. The other current members are guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalists Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche. Wilco has released e⃥i⃥g⃥h⃥t⃥ nine studio albums, a live double album, and three collaborations: two with Billy Bragg, and one with The Minus 5.

Wilco’s music has been inspired by a wide variety of artists and styles, including Bill Fay and Television, and has in turn influenced music by The National and Cherry Ghost. The band continued in the alternative country of Uncle Tupelo on its debut album A.M. (1995), but has since introduced more aspects to their music.

Wilco garnered media attention for its fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002), and the controversy surrounding it. After the recording sessions were complete, reprise records rejected the album and dismissed Wilco from the label. As part of a buy-out deal, Reprise gave Wilco the rights to the album for free. After streaming Foxtrot on its website, Wilco sold the album to Nonesuch Records in 2002. Both record labels are subsidiaries of Warner Music Group, leading one critic to say that the album showed “how screwed up the music business in the early twenty-first century.” Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is Wilco’s most successful release to date, selling over 590,000 copies. Wilco won two Grammy Awards for their fifth studio album, 2004’s A Ghost is Born, including Best Alternative Music Album.

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  • stratleray

    Best cat ever :D.... and I dont even like cats :D I love every single track on Star Wars, Thanks Wilco :)

    Yesterday 10:22pm Reply
  • NinaVolt

    Yikes! What the fuck happened to this band...

    28 Jul 12:57am Reply
  • keanequeen

    Stars Wars <3

    27 Jul 3:32am Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    Best Wilco album since A Ghost is Born [2]

    25 Jul 9:58am Reply
  • yaniv297

    Best Wilco album since A Ghost is Born

    24 Jul 3:39pm Reply
  • MystCall

    This record sounds like poop. Hey, it IS poop.

    23 Jul 4:26am Reply
  • Walenta

    Heavy Pop Review: http://www.heavypop.at/wilco-star-wars/

    22 Jul 12:02pm Reply
  • ATLiens1

    Star Wars is fun. There's nothing much more than that, it's probably the best summer album out right now behind Jamie xx's. Either way, a great Wilco album. Check out my full review on my sidebar and add me as a friend!

    22 Jul 2:20am Reply
  • tangerine843

    I agree with the below comment... wilco got too comfortable but star wars harks back to ghost is born weird wilco.

    21 Jul 7:55pm Reply
  • kick_yr_crutch

    'Star Wars' has been the most interesting 'first listens' than any of Wilcos more recent offerings, in my opinion

    21 Jul 7:00pm Reply
  • Harry_01

    At first listen 'Star Wars' felt a bit boring, but I'm sure it will grow on me. Just a bit weird since I usually love everything they put out.

    21 Jul 7:47am Reply
  • TristanLR

    You Satelite could very well be my track of the year. It's like Sonic Youth fucking Pavement.

    21 Jul 6:02am Reply
  • lacohfilho

    Star Wars é fantástico. Wilco, obrigado por nunca me decepcionar.

    20 Jul 11:21pm Reply
  • bejix

    Yippie-Yeah!

    20 Jul 8:51pm Reply
  • kick_yr_crutch

    Thanks for the free download Wilco, feel I should get the wax too

    20 Jul 7:38pm Reply
  • tangerine843

    new album kills. classic wilco

    20 Jul 2:00pm Reply
  • eddyssan

    yes yes ohhh yes

    18 Jul 5:34pm Reply
  • IamianaimaI

    It has the same spontaneous feel as the Loose Fur albums.

    18 Jul 1:30pm Reply
  • thaynalmeida

    Magnetized ♥︎

    18 Jul 6:09am Reply
  • A-W-A-X

    Wilco's very own "Magic Whip".

    17 Jul 11:48pm Reply
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