Friday, Dec. 17, 2004

More Adventurous by Rilo Kiley

It's worth noting that lead singer Jenny Lewis was a child actor — not because her role in Troop Beverly Hills foretold greatness, but because she invests her mini pop dramas with star quality and range. You believe her pessimism on Portions for Foxes ("Baby I'm bad news") her bemusement on It's a Hit, and her strength on just about everything. Proof that you can go pop without going stupid.
Best Tracks: It's a Hit, A Man/Me/Then Jim, Portions for Foxes