Down With Wilco Remember when pop meant august "Hey Jude" pianos, frilly harmonies, and nothing close to rapping? Indie-rock vet Scott McCaughey of the ad hoc Minus 5… Down With Wilco Remember when pop meant august "Hey Jude" pianos, frilly harmonies, and nothing close to rapping? Indie-rock vet Scott McCaughey of the ad hoc Minus 5… 2003-02-25 The Minus 5 Peter Buck Wilco
Music Review

Down With Wilco (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 25, 2003; Lead Performance: The Minus 5

Remember when pop meant august ''Hey Jude'' pianos, frilly harmonies, and nothing close to rapping? Indie-rock vet Scott McCaughey of the ad hoc Minus 5 does, and he's got the ditties to prove it. With backup from Wilco, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, and others, McCaughey indulges in this set of rueful ersatz bubble-gum. Hardly essential, but very cute -- and more fun than Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

Originally posted Feb 28, 2003 Published in issue #698 Feb 28, 2003 Order article reprints
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