Sky Blue Sky

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  • Summary: The sixth studio set for the Jeff Tweedy-fronted band is less experimental and adventurous than Wilco's previous few efforts. It is the first Wilco studio album to feature the work of touring guitarist Nels Cline.
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 38
  2. Negative: 1 out of 38
  1. This may be the best Eagles album the Eagles never made.
  2. The most musically direct and down to earth of the band's six-album career.
  3. It's apparent it takes deft skill to sound this simple. [Jun 2007, p.159]
  4. 70
    Sky Blue Sky often feels like the Dead's American Beauty if Jerry Garcia had taken Paxil instead of acid. [Jun 2007, p.103]
  5. Whilst the nostalgia-soaked Sky Blue Sky will cause consternation amongst those who backed Wilco’s brave efforts to bend the staidness of plaid-shirted alt. rock, it’s still arguably one of the most charmingly-effortless records Jeff Tweedy has ever spearheaded.
  6. Sky Blue Sky’s only ambition is to capture the warm tones of the early '70s rock FM they grew up on and clearly love. The execution is flawless. One can’t help but ask, however, “What’s the point?”

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 10 out of 131
  1. CliffA
    Apr 25, 2007
    10
    Second to YHF but should become a classic
  2. JohnH
    May 21, 2007
    10
    Just a simply beautiful album
  3. JuanF.
    Feb 10, 2008
    10
    Is simple, beautiful, intelligent, all great songs. I think is the mayor Wilco album. Just listen songs like on and on and withe light.
  4. PeterC
    May 14, 2007
    9
    Brilliant! Tweedy sounds confident and relaxed. the songs have a gentle charm and fell as comopfrtable as a favorite shirt. A plaid flannel Brilliant! Tweedy sounds confident and relaxed. the songs have a gentle charm and fell as comopfrtable as a favorite shirt. A plaid flannel shirt, of course. Expand
  5. PeteO
    May 21, 2007
    8
    While not as overall impressed with it as A Ghost Is Born, which I now consider their peak, I must say that this is definitely a fantastic While not as overall impressed with it as A Ghost Is Born, which I now consider their peak, I must say that this is definitely a fantastic album. I really love how loose it sounds and how it often feels like a band just having a great time jamming out. The guitar solos in particular are all well played and inventive. Wilco continues to impress as one of the best American bands of our time, and all time. Expand
  6. KellyH
    May 18, 2007
    7
    It's like mixing all of your favorite flavors of ice cream - but serving them warm. Tweedy seems most honest when his lyrics are delving It's like mixing all of your favorite flavors of ice cream - but serving them warm. Tweedy seems most honest when his lyrics are delving into frustration, desperation, and chaos. This CD seems to be a collection of lullabys, by comparison. That being said, it's worth a listen. I'm sure that we will all be crooning along with Tweedy at the next concert where, hopefully, all of the audience will stay off of the stage! Expand
  7. gordie
    May 14, 2007
    0
    Boring!!

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