Did Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot "rebuild the genre" of alternative country? A few reasons why: (Pretty Much Amazing/photo by Sam Jones)
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot opens with one of the most prolific songs of 2002 and “I am an American aquarium drinker” is the how Tweedy decides to deliver it. The word drinker may be the only similarity to the country that most people were aware of at the time. Many people think that this album was the beginning of alternative country, but it wasn’t true. It was a brand of music that had been developing throughout the 90s and although it wasn’t your grandma’s country, it was a lot closer to that than it was to your country.