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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Sky Blue Sky Review

    If you were to try and compare Wilco's Sky Blue Sky with their previous album; A Ghost is Born, you would need an apple and an orange. Wilco ditches the experimental effects and goes for a more performance based effort on this album. I truly love this album. The strongest songs are some of the finest and most enjoyable music in their entire catalogue: Impossible Germany, Sky Blue Sky, Hate It Here, Walken. However, a few songs tend to be a little dull for my taste: see Side With the Seeds. But don't let that sway you from listening to one of Wilco's strongest albums! Pick it up, and keep supporting one of the most interesting and creative bands of this generation.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Perfecting the craft

    70's rock never sounded so genuine from a band not of the 70's. For those folks expecting Yankee Hotel Foxtrot II, that's a really small way of thinking and misses the whole point of Wilco -- which is not to be an alt-country Radiohead.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Blue Yonder

    Since Wilco is my favorite band, I eagerly waited for Sky Blue Sky. I'm not sure what I was expecting, perhaps an extension of the experimental abstractness of Yankee Hotel and Ghost is Born, and at first I wasn't sure what to think after listening to it the first time. But as with many of their songs, the subtleness of the arrangements, poetry of the lyrics, and the way in which each song seems to build to an unexpected instrumental jam segment, this album grew on me the more I listened to it. The guitar work on Impossible Germany is as good as it gets, and in every other song I've been finding things to appreciate that I had previously overlooked. A friend was listening to 30-60 seconds of each cut and was indifferent to it at first. A week or so later he called to say he had really underestimated it and thought it was as good as anything they had done. I agree. Tweedy rules.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Gorgeous... I'm in love.

    Relaxed and sweet, different from their recent work, but I can't help listening to it too much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Boo Sky Boo

    The thing I have against 'Blue Sky Blue' is that in my mind it sounds very much like the album I imagine the record producers were expected to get when Wilco gave them,'Yankee Hotel Foxtrot' instead.It is a step backwards.There is not one song nearly as good as ',Jesus,etc." or 'I am Trying To Break Your Heart'.Even the Title sucks compared to the line,"Bible Black Pre-dawn'.I am not saying I wish Jeff was a stoner again,but,at least his music was brave and honest back then.This sounds like corporate greed sell out.I was sick of the Allman Brothers and the Eagles twenty years ago...why would I want to listen to cheap imations of them today.Here is another idea...actually sing about something.Foxtrot was poetry..this is gooblygook..and you know there is a difference.What about 'trains'?I love songs about trains.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    great CD! thoughtful lyrics, catchy hooks, impeccable guitar work - what more can you ask for?! the addition of Nels Cline was genius!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A reviewer

    Wow. Song-snippers and filesharers take a step back. You have no power here. This CD is meant to be played start to finish. The rewards come with each repetition. Like "Dark Side of the Moon" and "Sargeant Pepper's". I've been playing it for a month and it's still getting better. I'm buying (yes, buying) the CD for a friend who I usually make mix-CDs for. I don't have it in me to separate these songs from each other... and Wilco deserves the returns on this one. I just can't describe it. Don't be fooled by the surface pop... these songs are crafted with lyrical and instrumental depth. Few albums in the past 25 years are this good: It's up there with "Automatic for the People", Petty's "Wildflowers" and Clash's "London Calling". Enjoy!

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