Twilight of the Renegades (2005) The complex harmonies and lyrics of romantic regret on Twilight of the Renegades should turn these soaring ballads (from Jimmy Webb's first album in nine… 2005-08-16 Jimmy Webb Rock
Music Review

Twilight of the Renegades (2005)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Aug 16, 2005; Lead Performance: Jimmy Webb; Genre: Rock

The complex harmonies and lyrics of romantic regret on Twilight of the Renegades should turn these soaring ballads (from Jimmy Webb's first album in nine years) into cabaret standards. None of these will upstage Webb landmarks like ''MacArthur Park'' or ''Wichita Lineman,'' and his husky voice is a serviceable but not ideal vehicle for his own challenging melodies. Still, Webb's meticulous craftsmanship makes this an album of rare elegance, grace, lushness, and bittersweet maturity.

Originally posted Aug 12, 2005 Published in issue #834-835 Aug 19, 2005 Order article reprints