20 Fave Wilco Songs
Updated by Hannah Angst on December 20, 2020
Indie music — popular music in general, really — owes a debt to Wilco. Easily one of the most influential bands of the last 20 years, Wilco has somehow remained vital in all that time. Despite revolving around various incarnations, the band has successfully and consistently shifted their sound, proving through their relentless creativity what true artists they are. From the early days as the standard bearer of the "No Depressions" alternative country movement (one that leader Jeff Tweedy helped begin) to the beginning of the experimental Yankee Hotel Foxtrot phase and the softer side of the late period, Wilco has always offered something wholly unique. With exceptional musicianship and the peerless songwriting and poetry of Jeff Tweedy, Wilco has made several enduring masterpieces. It was next to impossible to narrow our favorites down to 20, but here’s our best try. Special thanks to JC Wu for creating the artwork for this playlist.