7/10 is a great review.
every wilco album gets better with years, so you couldn't possibly say "it pales in comparison" yet.
i also don't buy that it's better than the last two either. to me, each of their releases stands completely on its own. everyone hates on sky blue sky and the album because there's no weird noises on them, big deal. the songs are still so well written it blows my mind.
to each his own, but I think in 20 years, everyone's going to have a much different opinion on where Jeff Tweedy stands as one of the all time great rock songwriters.