So I'm taking a much needed respite from the work week... and I'm using my time off to fully digest Wilco's latest offering: Sky Blue Sky. I had successfully avoided listening to the streaming content the band has graciously been offering on their website and I think my discipline has paid off... I get to take it all in at once, at my command... and my first thoughts of it are quite positive.
Though it's definitely not a full-on rock album... it definitely has it's moments where they rock out. I'm confident that these songs will get better with age, and when I see them live in a month, the slower, ballad-type songs will figure in nicely with the rockers from their back catalog.
Here's a nice little video from Amazon of Wilco performing "Side With Seeds".
And for one to grow on... here's the first B-side from the album, "One True Vine". (At least that's what all the cool kids are calling it. B-side to which single... I dunno.)
+ Wilco - One True Vine.mp3