Leah Greenblatt
February 02, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Rickie Lee Jones
Producers
New West
genre
Rock

We gave it a B

The onetime Tom Waits paramour and self-dubbed Duchess of Coolsville is definitely still cool, but she’s also with Christ — transferring the folk L.A. aesthetic of her 1970s prime onto a Bible-centric narrative. These tracks are the antithesis of church-camp sing-alongs, enriched by roadhouse rhythms and her distinctive whiskey-soaked voice. The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard is not quite as transcendent as some of her earlier work, but it’s still vintage Rickie Lee Jones, and way more rocking than your average Sunday-school primer.

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