I've listened to a bit of Wilco, but where should I start album-wise with both them and MMJ? Thanks!
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is far and away Wilco's best record (not a knock on their other stuff, it's just that good). However, as an entry point to their catalog, I might go with Summerteeth, the album before that one.
Will never understand the A.M. hate. Sure it's nothing groudbreaking or spectacular but it's a terribly fun country-pop record. Definitely a more interesting album than their self-titled in my opinion.