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The Best Wilco Albums of All Time  

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List Rules Studio albums only (including the Bragg/Wilco collaborations)

This ranked Wilco discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Wilco albums can be found at the top of the list. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Wilco albums, with the help of your votes. Formed in 1994, by ex-Uncle Tupelo guitarist Jeff Tweedy, Wilco meshed alternative country with indie rock, and experimental flourishes which were evident on their fourth album, the critically acclaimed Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2001).

To make it easy for you, we haven't included Wilco singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Wilco album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves - whether it be from the Jay Bennett era or the Nels Cline era or the interesting period in between. This list of popular Wilco CDs has been voted on by Tweedy fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. 

Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wilco Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 2002

Artist: Wilco

Tracks: Pot Kettle Black, Kamera, War on War, Heavy Metal Drummer, Radio Cure, Reservations, Ashes of American Flags, Jesus, Etc., I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Poor Places, I'm the Man Who Loves You

Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock, Americana, Neo-psychedelia, + more

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Summerteeth is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wilco Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1999

Artist: Wilco

Tracks: In a Future Age (alternative version), In a Future Age, Via Chicago, She's a Jar, Can't Stand It, A Shot in the Arm, Pieholden Suite, How to Fight Loneliness, We're Just Friends, Nothing'severgonnastandinmyway(again), Summer Teeth, When You Wake Up Feeling Old, Candy Floss, ELT, My Darling, I'm Always in Love

Genres (Music): Psychedelic rock, Alternative rock, Blues-rock, Alternative country, Experimental rock, + more

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#5 of 30 on 1999 - My Top Albums #5 of 39 on Mojo's Best Albums of 1999

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Being There is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wilco Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 1996

Artist: Wilco

Tracks: Outta Mind (Outta Sight), Forget the Flowers, Outtasite (Outta Mind), Kingpin, Far, Far Away, Say You Miss Me, Red-Eyed and Blue, What's the World Got in Store, Monday, Someone Else's Song, Someday Soon, I Got You (At the End of the Century), Hotel Arizona, Why Would You Wanna Live, Misunderstood, The Lonely 1, (Was I) In Your Dreams, Sunken Treasure, Dreamer in My Dreams

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Alternative country

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A Ghost Is Born is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wilco Albums of All Time
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Release Date: 2004

Artist: Wilco

Tracks: Spiders (Kidsmoke), Handshake Drugs, The Late Greats, Less Than You Think, Muzzle of Bees, Hummingbird, Hell Is Chrome, I'm a Wheel, Company in My Back, Theologians, Wishful Thinking, At Least That's What You Said

Genres (Music): Alternative rock, Rock music, Experimental rock

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