Lucinda Williams has put together a collection of songs that is perfect for a Sunday afternoon. Put this album on and just sit back and enjoy. The first track, “Buttercup,” is probably as lively as things are going to get and really, that’s just fine. The opening song showcases a really nice use of guitar. The rest of the songs slide down and keep things mellow with that jazzy, bluesy sound that Williams has been known to make all her own.

The fifth track, “Seeing Black,” is a nice turn on things. It gets a bit darker and the pace picks up, but still keeps things in a very palatable place. The song is a little angry, but offers some really nice spots for the band to come alive again and not just back up her classic vocals.

Grade: B



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