Saturday, February 14, 2009

Acid Tongue (Jenny Lewis)

The Rilo Kiley lead singer goes solo, with lovely results. How I rank the songs on the album:

01. Badman's World (sultry and stunning)
02. Sing a Song for Them (the intro/guitar riff is breathtaking and the piano chord + voice thing works a treat)
03. Acid Tongue (I could listen to Jenny Lewis' mellow voice with that guitar all day. Am loving the hillbilly vibes)
04. Trying My Best to Love You (romantic and sweet)
05. Carpetbagger (adorable)
06. The Next Messiah
07. Black Sand
08. Jack Killed Mom (a macabre ballad, but an interesting and intelligent one at that)
09. Pretty Bird
10. Godspeed
11. Fernando (I preferred the lyrics and music in Abba's song of the same title meself)

All in all, easily one of the finest albums of 2008.