Former Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis gave her Rolodex a workout while making her third solo album, tapping a Wrecking Crew's worth of backing musicians: Beck, Ryan Adams (who co-produced seven of the 10 tracks), Lou Barlow and a slew of other pals. The result could have been a muddle, but The Voyager hangs together as a loose yet polished California-pop travelogue of Lewis' endlessly messy life. Her songs are sometimes more revealing than deep ("All those times we were making love/I never thought we'd be breaking up," she sings on "She's Not Me"). Still, Lewis' slippery, expressive voice and sunny SoCal tunes make The Voyager a rewarding journey.
- The Voyager
- Jenny Lewis
- Warner Bros.
From The Archives Issue 1214: July 31, 2014
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