Sky Blue Sky

Label
Nonesuch
Release date
5 Nov 2007
Running length
17 tracks
Running time
71:33

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Either Way 3:06 156,956
2 You Are My Face 4:37 133,138
3 Impossible Germany 5:57 176,611
4 Sky Blue Sky 3:22 138,652
5 Side with the Seeds 4:15 114,570
6 Shake It Off 5:40 115,561
7 Please Be Patient with Me 3:17 116,110
8 Hate It Here 4:30 112,208
9 Leave Me (Like You Found Me) 4:09 91,518
10 Walken 4:26 105,156
11 What Light 3:34 156,233
12 On and On and On 4:01 103,987
13 The Thanks I Get 3:36 24,770
14 Let's Not Get Carried Away 4:14 12,788
15 One True Vine 2:11 13,934
16 Impossible Germany [Live] 6:06 257
17 Hate It Here [Live] 4:32 218

About this album

Sky Blue Sky is the sixth studio album by American rock band Wilco, released on May 15, 2007 by Nonesuch Records. Originally announced on January 17, 2007 at a show in Nashville, Tennessee, it was the band’s first studio album with guitarist Nels Cline and multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone. Before its release, the band streamed the entire album on its official website and offered a free download of “What Light”.

Sky Blue Sky was Wilco’s highest debuting album on the Billboard 200 at number four. The self-produced album received mostly favorable reviews by critics. Publications such as PopMatters and Rolling Stone praised its maturity, while PlayLouder and Pitchfork Media criticized its “dad-rock” sound. While some critics praised the direct lyrical approach, others criticised it when compared to previous Wilco albums. The band licensed six songs from the Sky Blue Sky sessions to a Volkswagen advertisement campaign, a move that generated criticism from fans and the media.

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  • Sharp-Ton

    Why do this album feels so good in December?

    23 Dec 2013 Reply
  • thebeatch

    this is my favorite wilco release. probably because it was the first wilco album i ever heard. :)

    29 Dec 2012 Reply
  • garebear4evr

    I don't understand why some people below are saying this album is not good. Hmm oh well, to each their own.

    6 Nov 2012 Reply
  • adamzZz

    Sky Blue Sky is such a beautiful record, though I wouldn't say it's their best or their most arty, but it's sincere and simply touching. Some of these songs will always be with me. Plus, does anyone think that this record is somehow inspired by Hunky Dory/Ziggy Stardust-era David Bowie?

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • Another_Sam

    And to think some people complained when this masterpiece was released. Outrageous.

    1 Mar 2012 Reply
  • tomvecc

    just realized its all about love and suffering

    27 Jan 2012 Reply
  • echo725

    This album is a slow burn, but I have come around to it. It is fantastic.

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • west-wing

    I adore this album

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • manubs

    mi favorito de wilco

    30 Jul 2011 Reply
  • dangerbird1971

    The music of my life in the summer of 2007. :) I think when all is said and done this will go down as one of their best, it's simply beautiful.

    5 Mar 2011 Reply
  • tomvecc

    great album, nice melodies

    25 Jan 2011 Reply
  • was_never_meant

    Beyond imagination. So pure, so gentle, so touching.

    6 Nov 2010 Reply
  • mscoelho

    i've loved this disco the first time i heard it

    31 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Captainrad88

    Hmm, I missed all the excitement. For what it's worth I absolutely second your opinion hotterthanjuly. I think alot of people miss the point with Sky Blue Sky, and that's sad because they miss out on such a warm, melodic, COHESIVE album. Wilco's back-catalogue is great, they really have something for every mood. Sky Blue Sky is just another gem to enjoy. Ever driven around on a warm summers day playing this album through in its entirety? It comes highly recommended.

    1 Oct 2010 Reply
  • memorialfield

    The b-sides off this album (Let's Not Get Carried Away, One True Vine, The Thanks I Get, Glad It's Over) are actually better than some of the songs they kept (Shake It Off, Walken, What Light).

    3 Sep 2010 Reply
  • dontmakemeatrgt

    oh my god, how this album has grown on me. maybe my #3 favorite by wilco....just behind Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and Being There.

    22 Aug 2010 Reply
  • Poncecutor

    lol @ the arguments below. Opinions are like battered wives. They just won't shut and let you shut them. CHAOTIC NEUTRAL HERE. hurr durr!

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Vlad_Anghel

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    4 May 2010 Reply
  • Aragorn_501

    Definitely growing on me as we speak.

    28 Feb 2010 Reply
  • YorkNew

    Impossible Germany is a masterpiece!

    19 Jan 2010 Reply
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