I was slightly disappointed with both when they were released because it signalled that Wilco's experimental streak (the continuing progress they made with their sound with Jay Bennett in the band and, later, with Jim O'Rourke producing) was over, and it was that experimentation that got me into the band in the first place. Which made no sense to me, because by bringing Nels Cline into the band - a guy whose experimental jazz I'd been following since the late 1990s - I thought that they were really ready to take off into something even more hard-edged and dissonant. Instead, they became even more conventional.
But yeah - taken on its own terms, I think it's a very good album and I like it more now than I did at the time. It sure beats their last two (which don't even sound like they were made by a band).
The tour was great - I saw them 4 times on that tour.