Wilco – Sky Blue Sky

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Jeff Tweedy has never been the kind of guy who stays in one musical state of mind for too long. The experimental sides of Wilco’s latest 2 albums have been replaced by the soothing, relaxing folk rock sounds of the early 70’s. Sky Blue Sky has this floating dock vibe that most of Wilco’s collection touches on but doesn’t get into as deeply as this album does. The band’s sixth studio album has the ability to put your mind in this mature, easy going summertime mood. If you’re still trying to find that common musical ground with your grand dad at your family’s BBQ this summer, give “Impossible Germany” a shot. Both “Side with the Seeds” and the aforementioned track have incredibly ripping classic Wilco guitar solos. The track “Please Be Patient with Me” comes off a little masochistic lyrically, but its smooth personal touch is far beyond any track on the album. “Hate it Here” starts off rather sexist as Tweedy talks about how his life has changed when his woman moved out on him, but the drumming from Glenn Kotche is astounding. The single “What Light”, though I’ve heard it a number of times, is still one hell of a catchy song. Lastly, the track “Walken” has that nice Wilco-esque jam session at the end. When it’s all rolled together on Sky Blue Sky, you get a finished product that is one of the most natural, soulful Wilco albums to date. Jeff Tweedy has excelled again, weaving together clever little lyrics around some gorgeous melodies. This album bleeds Wilco from every pore.

What Light

Impossible Germany

Walken

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~ by dtags21 on May 13, 2007.

One Response to “Wilco – Sky Blue Sky”

  1. the guy on the right is a total dick. i couldn’t even believe it, how ridiculous the situation was. last night i was talking to someone, he came in with a girl, interjected our conversation, and took over the conversation. so i sat and tried to rejoin in on the talking because i was left feeling kind of stupid and sidelined, and ANYTIME that i wedged in a question or anything at all he would completely blatantly ignore me and look right past me at this guy. i thought he was deaf, they were talking about music stuff and i asked again “what band are you in? ” (I’m in a band too) and again, totally, blatantly ignored the question like he was too cool to answer. when he left and i asked so what band was that deaf guy in, he said wilco. so did this asshole think i was going to jump at him for him to autograph my chest or proceed to suck his dick? did he think i’d make a scene (in an empty room). so he was trying to be modest, by not mentioning the great famous mindblowing band name wilco because he’d blow my mind? what a fucking putz. i don’t remember the last time i was treated this way, maybe highschool?? not to mention all the name throwing he was doing to this certain person I was talking to. some people have a way inflated idea of who they are and feel cool being too cool for people. if i see his mom-hairdo next time i’ll make sure to embarrass him about his greater-than-all attitude and call him out on the situation. what a loser.

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