Down with Wilco

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Down with Wilco
Studio album by The Minus 5
Released 2003
Genre Rock
Label Yep Roc
The Minus 5 chronology
I Don't Know Who I Am (Let the War Against Music Begin Vol. 2)
(2001)I Don't Know Who I Am (Let the War Against Music Begin Vol. 2)2001
Down with Wilco
In Rock
(2004)In Rock2004
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Pitchfork Media (7.3/10) [2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [3]

Down with Wilco is the fifth album by American rock band The Minus 5. Produced by Scott McCaughey and Jeff Tweedy, it is a collaboration between McCaughey and Wilco, recorded at SOMA Studios Chicago in September and December 2001. Released on Yep Roc in 2003, it also features contributions from Peter Buck of R.E.M., Ken Stringfellow of The Posies, Sean O'Hagan of The High Llamas, with Jessy Greene providing strings. The double-vinyl version adds five songs not included on the CD.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Scott McCaughey, except as indicated.

  1. "The Days of Wine and Booze" – 3:42
  2. "Retrieval of You" (McCaughey/Jeff Tweedy) – 3:51
  3. "That's Not the Way That It's Done" – 3:29
  4. "The Town That Lost Its Groove Supply" (McCaughey/Tweedy)  – 2:35
  5. "Daggers Drawn" – 2:47
  6. "Where Will You Go?" – 3:17
  7. "Life Left Him There" – 3:00
  8. "The Family Gardener" (McCaughey/Tweedy) – 2:44
  9. "The Old Plantation" – 3:40
  10. "What I Don't Believe" – 2:29
  11. "View from Below" – 3:17
  12. "I'm Not Bitter" (Tad Hutchison/McCaughey) – 2:58
  13. "Dear Employer (The Reason I Quit)" – 4:13