Sky Blue Sky Jeff Tweedy has had a lot on his shoulders lately: addiction, rehab, and the lofty expectations that come with each Wilco album. It's no surprise… Sky Blue Sky Jeff Tweedy has had a lot on his shoulders lately: addiction, rehab, and the lofty expectations that come with each Wilco album. It's no surprise… 2007-05-15 Wilco Rock
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Sky Blue Sky (2007)

WHERE EAGLES DARE On Sky Blue Sky , Wilco goes back to basics, and Tweedy's excellent vocals recall Don Henley in his prime
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WHERE EAGLES DARE On Sky Blue Sky, Wilco goes back to basics, and Tweedy's excellent vocals recall Don Henley in his prime
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: May 15, 2007; Lead Performance: Wilco; Genre: Rock

Jeff Tweedy has had a lot on his shoulders lately: addiction, rehab, and the lofty expectations that come with each Wilco album. It's no surprise then that he and the band have gone back to basics on Sky Blue Sky, ditching the sonic tinsel of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and the minimalism of A Ghost Is Born for the haunting beauty of a slide guitar. His voice is the star, though. In ''Either Way'' and ''Impossible Germany,'' he sounds like a bicentennial-era Don Henley — raspy, rich, and right in the happy zone. This may be the best Eagles album the Eagles never made. A-

Originally posted May 09, 2007 Published in issue #934 May 18, 2007 Order article reprints
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