Song of the Day #2,687: ‘Ashes of American Flags’ – Wilco

wilco_yankee_hotel_foxtrotWilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot could have been one of the best albums of 2001, but execs at Reprise records didn’t back the record.

The band was given the option to buy back the recordings though eventually Reprise just turned them over for free. Wilco then streamed the album on their website in September 2001, before signing with Nonesuch records and officially releasing the album in April 2002.

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