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Yesterday, looking for an pandemic activity, 3 Wilco fans and I drafted and created a 10 song album of Wilco (+Mermaid) originals. Your vote matters. Who did it best? Also, what song would be your first pick?


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Album A Side 1:


You Are My Face

War on War

I'm Always in Love

Impossible Germany

Album A Side 2:

Airline to Heaven

Passenger Side

Hell is Chrome

The Late Greats

Bob Dylan's Beard


Album B Side 1:

I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

Hate it Here

Via Chicago

Forget the Flowers

Too Far Apart

Album B Side 2:


Remember the Mountain Bed


Jesus, Etc



Album C Side 1:

One Sunday Morning (Song for Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)

Poor Places

Spiders (Kidsmoke)

Side with the Seeds


Album C Side 2:

Box Full of Letters

What's the World Got in Store

Ashes of American Flags

One by One

A Shot in the Arm


Album D Side 1:

Random Name Generator

I'm the Man Who Loves You


California Stars

Handshake Drugs

Album D Side 2:

Hotel Arizona

Sunken Treasure

Art of Almost

How to Fight Loneliness

At Least That's What You Said

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My personal favorite would have to be Album C. Side 1 is killer... all five songs are desert island contenders for me. There’s an inevitable drop off on Side 2, but with Ashes and Shot that’s a solid 7 for 10.


Album B is pretty top heavy. 3 or 4 of the band’s greatest, most iconic songs. But somehow Hate It Here finds a home? Sorry.


Impossible Germany is near the top of my personal list. Not too many other favorites on A’s album though.


Kudos to D for snagging ALTWYS. There are several other personal favorites on that album, but not quite enough to push it above C Level. (See what I did there?)


I’d probably draft IATTBYH first. Not necessarily my favorite, but a hellacious anchor.

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Album A for me, can't go wrong with Misunderstood as an opener, I like IG to close out side A.  Airline opening Side B is a good choice, kind of taking it into an acoustic direction (exception Hell is Chrome), then closing it out with Late Greats / Bob Dylan's Beard (maybe as a hidden track?)

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