A very strong and concise effort which flows beautifully from start to finish. Excellent songwriting and execution. Please don't be influenced by some of the nit-picky comments that several critics are putting out there about Sky Blue Sky. Artists evolve, bands evolve. Jeff Tweedy and company know what they're doing, so just sit back and enjoy the ride. This recording is somewhat understated relative to Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and A Ghost is Born. That's not good or bad, just different. Less is more with Sky Blue Sky, and every note counts on this recording. If you can appreciate anything about Wilco, you will not be disappointed with this CD. Like most art, it takes a little time to fully appreciate. Spend the time, you won't be disappointed.