Monday, 12 January 2015
Under The Blacklight
Under The Backlight was the last studio album recorded by Rilo Kiley.
Released in 2007 it was their only record to be released on a major label namely Warner Brothers.
To these ears it is more poppy than their previous albums and indeed than Jenny Lewis' future solo records and I feel that it probably suffers because of this.
Unsurprisingly given the access to the Warner Brothers publicity machine it was by far their most successful.
However I feel that it does not have the energy and passion of the likes of The Execution of All Things and More Adventurous. I certainly reach for them far more than for this.
It does however have one saving grace namely the songwriting skills and angelic voice of Ms Jenny Lewis
Rilo Kiley - The Moneymaker
Rilo Kiley - Under the Blacklight
And finally a song for Ernie Goggins the original surfer of the zeitgeist
Elton John - Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word