Sunday, November 09, 2008

Jenny Lewis' Song of the Year Candidate

Jenny Lewis is on quite a roll; last year's Rilo Kiley album, "Under the Blacklight," was one of the year's best. This year, Lewis takes her talent in a bit of a different direction on the wildly entertaining "Acid Tongue," her best solo album. In addition to the title cut and "Carpetbaggers," the duet with Elvis Costello, the highlight of the new record is "The Next Messiah," which can best be described as a three-act play. What it all means I'm not certain, but from the Dick Dale fuzztone at the beginning through the end of the final chorus, you should just hold on for the ride and enjoy.

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