Belfast Telegraph

Sunday 21 September 2014

Album: Lucinda Williams, Little Honey, (Lost Highway)

After the poised artfulness of last year's 'West', here's our favourite country-rock hard case getting back to brass tacks: small-group rock.

It's also the cheeriest thing she's ever done – there's a euphoria to the slashing Fenders and thumping drums, serving to underscore the self-conscious upfulness everywhere to be heard in the lyrics.

But then Lucinda has ever been self-conscious; that quality remains the axle on which her wheels turn. Elvis Costello's on board, by the way.

Pick of the album: 'Jailhouse Tears': Lucinda and Elvis do Shane and Kirsty, kind of





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