Top positive review
I love this
May 7, 2012
I think both of Jenny Lewis's solo albums are great. Rabbit Fur coat is I think more even all the way thru but I think Acid Tongue rocks a lot harder, and has some extremely great songs and a couple ok.
Carpetbagger, Jack Killed Mom, Acid Tongue, Fernando, Next Messiah all totally rock out.
What I love about Jenny Lewis is that while she is a female songwriter and performer she doesn't try to sound like Shawn Colvin, or have a quirky little girl voice or use the same rhythm back track it seems like a million "Girls With Guitars" seem to fall into.
Musically she more reminds me of Matthew Sweet or something like that and she can belt it out and her songwriting is free of the self seriousness that so many female songwriters fall into.
Just a really great female singer songwriter that you can hear her influences in her music but she's not copying them and comes up with some really unique stuff.
20 years from now you can probably pick up this CD and still enjoy it and maybe by then she will be as famous as she deserves to be.