100 Best Albums of the 2000s
Wilco, 'Sky Blue Sky'
Wilco's Workingman's Dead is a chilled-out, acoustic guitar-centered set made shortly after leader Jeff Tweedy's rehab stint, but it isn't so chilled-out beneath the surface: "If you're strung out like a kite/Or stung awake in the night/It's alright to be frightened," Tweedy counsels on "What Light." If the band’s search for inner peace is qualified, it's also determined, and more often than not – in Nels Cline's startlingly pretty guitar lines, in Tweedy's avuncular man-child croon – they find it.
• Rolling Stone's Original 2007 Review