Sky Blue Sky is the sixth studio album by Chicago rock band Wilco
(pictured), 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 criticized 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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Today's selected anniversaries:
Roman emperor Valentinian II (statue pictured) was found hanged
in his residence in Vienne, Gaul.
English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold led the first recorded
European expedition to visit Cape Cod in present-day Massachusetts.
Inventor Diego Marín Aguilera, the "father of aviation" in
Spain, flew one of the first gliders for about 360 m (1,180 ft).
Members of the 1st Cavalry Regiment of the United States
Cavalry massacred at least 135 Pomo Indians in Lake County, California.
The Australian cricket team set a first-class world record that
still stands by scoring 721 runs in a day against Essex.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
Having a loud, mournful sound.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
To be individual, my friends, to be different from others, is the only
way to become distinguished from the common herd. Let us be glad,
therefore, that we differ from one another in form and in disposition.
Variety is the spice of life, and we are various enough to enjoy one
another's society; so let us be content.
--L. Frank Baum
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