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With basic tracks cut as close to live as possible, including the lead vocals, the Rilo Kiley singer’s second solo album expresses a raw excitement, strongly supported by an enviable guestlist and the impressive sonics of Sound City Studios in Van Nuys, CA, where the recording for Neil Young’s After the Goldrush and Nirvana’s Nevermind once took place. With those ghosts in the air, Lewis set out to capture a performance, and that she does. Elvis Costello adds his coarse edge for a duet of “Carpetbaggers”. M. Ward adds his peculiar guitar to “Pretty Bird”. The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson joins for the title track. Despite these high-ranking names, the spotlight is strongly on Lewis who sings with even greater elasticity and authority, as evidenced by the swooping theatrics of “Black Sand”, the funky PJ Harvey-like seductress moves behind the eight-minute epic “The Next Messiah”, and the perky chirpiness she infuses into “Sing a Song for Them” and the cello-violin supported, gospel-tinged “Trying My Best to Love You” (also featuring a vocal from Zooey Deschanel). Lewis manages to vary her attack without ever losing focus.

Customer Reviews

Someone's always paying for that banter , baby.

Great second solo album from the Rilo Kiley singer. More varied and (some might say) commercial than her debut. It starts off quite low key with the first two tracks in safe territory mode and then comes The Next Messiah a wonderful swampy, pounding bluesy bass line, and, essentially three songs bridged into one. Other highlights are Acid Tongue, See Fernando, Carpetbaggers and Jack Killed Mom. Well worth the price.

Wow!! 😍😉

This album is very old school and strong.
Vintage pop has come back into fashion and this album screams it in your face!
Brilliant vocals and backing music equals a wonderful album 👍


Born: 08 January 1977 in Las Vegas, NV

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

Born in Las Vegas in 1977, Jenny Lewis is a popular indie rock singer/songwriter known for her work as the primary vocalist of Rilo Kiley as well as her solo albums, guest appearances, and duo with boyfriend Johnathan Rice. A former child actress, she helped launch Rilo Kiley in 1998 with fellow musicians Blake Sennett, Pierre de Reeder, and Dave Rock (who was later replaced by Jason Boesel in 2001). Lewis steadily developed her own vocal style, drawing from the sly country twang of Loretta Lynn,...
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