Sky Blue

As we start what looks to be a lovely weekend (if you haven’t started already), one would think all of the talk would be about a certain band that is playing three sold out shows at the Chicago Theatre. Sure there’s been some coverage, but most music talk in Chicago seems to be about Wilco and their latest CD Sky Blue Sky.

There are a bunch of different takes around town. Some feel it’s a CD that will take many listens to find the greatness that lies within. Others feel the band (and leader) are just too soft and tender, and lack the tension that in the past made the music exciting and an end-of-year favorite.

Personally, I’m not impressed by my first few listens, and at the same time would argue that should be enough to develop an opinion of a CD. If it’s something that I’ll have to listen to twenty times before I “get it”, it’s probably not meant to be.

On a national and inter-national scale there’s no denying that Wilco is a huge part of Chicago music. Of course the locals will have their say about that, and after a few listens of Sky Blue Sky may consider Wilco to be as much about Chicago as the new Smashing Pumpkins are proving to be.

1 Comment so far

  1. Chicago 2016 (unregistered) on May 19th, 2007 @ 8:48 am

    That’s too bad. I was looking forward to buying it. I probably still will, but not with the same panache I originally planned… :-/

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