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Eligible in: 2020 (The 2021 Induction Ceremony)

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2031 (ranked #362) .

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Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
A Ghost is Born (2004)
Sky Blue Sky (2007)
Star Wars (2015)

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I'm The Man Who Loves You (2002)
Jesus, Etc. (2002)

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Will Wilco be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


16 comments so far (post your own)

Certainly, from their earlier folky throwbacks to their futuristically inspired Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco has a lot going for them. And, most importantly, a major label.

However, I see their catalog as a bit patchy to be honest...

Posted by Casper on Monday, 12.11.06 @ 02:47am

Sure, they have a great career so far, they have a gold record, there is a book written about them, have a huge following, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is one the most acclaimed records in the 2000's and they were namechecked by Bob Dylan in his book. But they won't be inducted in their first year my guess when their first record A.M is turns 30.

Posted by Matt on Friday, 12.29.06 @ 15:09pm

Their greatness and genius won't truly be realized until long after they are gone. In ten years when every band is namechecking them as an influence, that is when they will get their due.

Posted by Grand on Saturday, 09.29.07 @ 13:22pm

True Talent .....I hope someday they get IN....

Posted by mrxyz on Thursday, 08.20.09 @ 23:16pm

(Roger)Wilco....over and OUT.

Posted by sookie on Friday, 08.21.09 @ 09:18am

nice stuff

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 11.29.09 @ 20:34pm

yes in 10 years they will get their due.

Posted by scott on Saturday, 12.5.09 @ 20:41pm

Some good players I am sure there day will come..

Posted by mrxyz on Sunday, 09.19.10 @ 20:06pm

I really hope so they are really great.

Posted by Hal J on Thursday, 09.13.12 @ 14:33pm

I agree Hal J

All we can do is hope an wait.

Posted by Happy on Thursday, 09.13.12 @ 14:50pm

Wilco's catalog spans so many genres, their lyrics are provocative, and they are amazing live. They should be inducted the second they are eligible.

Posted by Sandi O on Monday, 09.17.12 @ 19:52pm

Saw this band at Bonnaroo. They were the opening act on What Stage for Paul McCartney. I don't know if the State Dept. got to Jeff Tweedy & said 'we want Mr. McCartney to have everyone saying his set was best, so try to suck during yours', and he complied.

You know how when an act starts up a song & there is a roar from the crowd as they recognize the hit? Well, there were no roars during their set. When the sound guys got out there to begin setting up for Paul McCartney, that got a bigger roar than anyting Wilco did.

Spoke afterwards to a fan (wearing Wilco teeshirt, etc) and said 'Is is fair to say that if you were looking at Wilco's greatest hits, there were alot of them they did not play'. He said 'they left alot on the table'. I don't think they played 'I'm the Man who Loves You'.

Posted by Paul in KY on Thursday, 06.20.13 @ 08:54am

Saw this band headline Sat. night at LouFest. Probably biggest crowd of weekend for them.

Definitely had a better set than at Bonnaroo. Played more of their hits. Music generally is not the type that gets crowd into a frenzy. I was tired (had drove 200 miles that day & was worn out by heat, etc.), so I left about 2/3 through set.

It might just be that I'm not that much into Wilco.

Posted by Paul in KY on Tuesday, 09.10.13 @ 13:03pm

Paul: I had never heard of LouFest, but the line up looked great! Did you get a chance to see Trampled By Turtles? I have been a big fan for almost 2 years now and they are on my list of acts to see.

Posted by Gassman on Tuesday, 09.10.13 @ 13:10pm

Hey Gassman! I did see Trampled by Turtles & I would have written about it if there was a page at FRL for Trampled by Turtles. Also saw great sets by Fitz & the Tantrums, Space Capone, Walk the Moon, Icona Pop (all of which do not have page at FRL).

They played a great set Sat. afternoon (when it was very hot). Crowd loved them. Was my 2nd time seeing them (saw them at Bonnaroo 2 years ago). Hopefully, they will play ROMP next year (that festival is Bluegrass heaven).

Hope you get to see them sometime.

Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 09.11.13 @ 07:28am

A.M. and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot: play them while driving in your car. A.M. includes fave "Casino Queen" as well as "Passenger Side" (listen while driving!). You can sing along to most of the album. Likewise, YHF has mamy good ones beyond "I'm the Man Who Loves You." Try "Heavy Metal Drummer." Their writing can be droll and hilarious and still sentimental. Plus work on the Mermaid Avenue (Woody Guthrie lyrics). Plus go back to Uncle Tupelo -- already eligible! Won't get picked as "obscure" group.

Posted by Anton on Sunday, 04.30.17 @ 03:29am

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