Sky Blue Sky (studio album) by Wilco

Sky Blue Sky
Sky Blue Sky by Wilco
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-05-14
Overall rank: 968th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 405 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2007 (17th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (160th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (968th)
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Wilco bestography

Sky Blue Sky is ranked 5th best out of 17 albums by Wilco on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Wilco is Yankee Hotel Foxtrot which is ranked number 48 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 26,551.

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77/100 (from 405 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.8/100, a mean average of 76.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.1.

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60/100
From 12/18/2020 09:45
MUCH less pretentious, which is MUCH better. Still it doesn't incite any strong emotions in me. Don't know why I shouldn't grab any other folk artist; I don't suppose anyone actually enjoys the tame, uncontroversial guitar solos? It's just there so you can say "it draws inspiration from so much genres!"; execution plays a rather vital role here, kiddo. With all the pretenses of rock gone, there is a cute folk album underneath, but something Simon & Garfunkel could've made in the '60s too.
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70/100
From 11/27/2020 14:34
Impossible Germany is a great song. Mostly average after that
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75/100
From 01/15/2019 23:43
If you listen to this expecting something like Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, you'll probably end up disappointed. But if you remove such expectations, you'll find a very solid album. Sure, it might not feel as grand or experimental as some of their previous work, and it does drag a little here and there, but by no means does that make this album bad or boring. It has a great deal of gorgeous songwriting, with "Either Way," "On and On and On," and "Impossible Germany" being some of my favorites. Also, the guitar work is on point. If you're looking for a more mellow Wilco album, you'll definitely enjoy this one.
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80/100
From 12/26/2018 00:24
Just like their previous albums, this one feels so good to listen, Tweedy's voice is so calm, and The overall mood of It is so silent. It is one of those albums that is bound to make you feel at least a little bit better.
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90/100
From 02/11/2018 13:31
In "Sky blue sky" ci sono, semplicemente, delle belle canzoni ed almeno per metà scaletta delle grandi canzoni: pare poco ? Per me, che di questo album non posso fare a meno, è tantissimo.
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From 10/26/2017 06:29
Not as experimental as what came before, but it didn't need to be. Just a bunch of good songs, though some are just OK. It's not perfect, but Nels Cline's guitar playing is enough to make me come back to this, as well as the very pristine production, which is lovely to listen to.
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100/100
From 09/10/2017 23:41
It didn't take long for me to love this album more than the ones before. My favorite group of the last 15 years, it just spoke to me at the right time and loved how simple it stayed focussed and not falling for some noisy experimentation, although that is why I love their previous albums. Wouldn't surprise me if it gets higher in the charts a decade from now,
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95/100
From 11/12/2016 19:54
Sky Blue Sky was the soundtrack for a long drive through the Nevada desert on the way back from a somewhat challenging journey to climb Middle Sister, one of Nevada's seventeen county highpoints. We got lost several times trying to find the trailhead, had to ford several fairly significant creeks in my Nissan Pathfinder, and had to bushwhack most of way to the summit and down to the county line marker. A long and challenging, but really fun, day. It was such a joy to listen to this album with friends--we were all tired and out of words for conversation, so we just hummed along the highway at twilight with the music turned up loud, and it was such a great way to appreciate the subtle beauty of "Impossible Germany," an understated song that builds toward a remarkably warm and intense guitar solo toward the end. As much as I love the album version, hearing the band play it live back in August of 2016 made me appreciate it even more, as the performance by their current lineup really showcases the amazing and unique guitar talents of Nels Cline.
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80/100
From 05/12/2016 15:42
Wilco heads for simpler and softer folk waters on Sky Blue Sky. Their 2 previous and best efforts, YHF and Ghost is Born were experimental and challenging in their own ways to get into.

Sky Blue Sky is pretty straight forward adult contemporary folk/pop/rock. The writing is the highlight here and the melodies are good if simple.

2 standout tracks in Impossible Germany and Side With the Seeds have great guitar parts

Shake it Off and Walken attempt to reach the same heights but are both a bit of let downs.

Ballads Patient with Me and Leave me come and go pleasantly enough.

Title track Sky Blue Sky is above average folk rock song.

The album as a whole is a let down because it sounds like other music we have heard before. It is done well but it isn't all that unique save the two standout tracks.

What made their 2 previous albums so great was their originality.

Sky Blue is a well done like Summerteeth was well done pop
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100/100
From 04/24/2016 14:36
IMO their best, behind YHF. I like to hear it as I drive with my girlfriend.
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