Wilco – Ashes of American Flags (2002)

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‘Ashes of American Flags’ is the apex of Wilco‘s sublime Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and it’s one of the true highlights of my last 2-3 decades of music fanaticism: the lyrics (“I wonder why we listen to poets, when nobody gives a fuck”); the distant psychedelia; the escalating beat; and the transition into ‘Heavy Metal Drummer’ on the long player. This is sheer transcending brilliance from Tweedy & co.

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One thought on “Wilco – Ashes of American Flags (2002)

  1. DJ PJ says:

    Legend goes that Warner suits realised that Alt. Country was the next big thing but didn’t have a fecking clue where to start so closed their eyes and found a band that had sent in a demo. They had a shit name and were binned so the next band were Wilco, the name sounded ok. QED

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