SKY BLUE SKY is as eloquently straightforward as Wilco's last studio recording, the Grammy-winning a GHOST IS BORN, was daringly experimental. Tweedy's lyrics deal forthrightly with romantic separation and reconciliation, their bittersweet quality giving way, as the album progresses, to a more uplifting, redemptive mood. Tweedy quite literally banishes the darkness on the penultimate track, the inspiring, gospel-tinged "What Light" - the album's first single - and concludes with a deeply affecting, till-death-do-us-part lullaby, "On and on and On".
SKY BLUE SKY is as eloquently straightforward as Wilco's last studio recording, the Grammy-winning a GHOST IS BORN, was daringly experimental. Tweedy's lyrics deal forthrightly with romantic separation and reconciliation, their bittersweet quality giving way, as the album progresses, to a more uplifting, redemptive mood. Tweedy quite literally banishes the darkness on the penultimate track, the inspiring, gospel-tinged "What Light" - the album's first single - and concludes with a deeply affecting, till-death-do-us-part lullaby, "On and on and On".
075597998795
Wilco - Sky Blue Sky

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Format: CD
Label: NNS
Catalog: 131388
Rel. Date: 05/15/2007
UPC: 075597998795

Sky Blue Sky
Artist: Wilco
Format: CD
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SKY BLUE SKY is as eloquently straightforward as Wilco's last studio recording, the Grammy-winning a GHOST IS BORN, was daringly experimental. Tweedy's lyrics deal forthrightly with romantic separation and reconciliation, their bittersweet quality giving way, as the album progresses, to a more uplifting, redemptive mood. Tweedy quite literally banishes the darkness on the penultimate track, the inspiring, gospel-tinged "What Light" - the album's first single - and concludes with a deeply affecting, till-death-do-us-part lullaby, "On and on and On".

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Once and for all, can we just leave the indie rock bands trying to make an extra buck alone? Band of Horses were raked over the coals for licensing songs to Wal-Mart, and Wilco got the same flack for turning over half of Sky Blue Sky to Volkswagen. These are not incendiary anti-corporate punk screeds, people. Jeff Tweedy writes arty if increasingly direct lite-rock for a slightly more upwardly mobile set of alternadads. The kind who buy VWs. Let them have their soundtrack.

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