Evening of My Best Day Jones' baby-girl croon has always focused on adult themes. Here, it's politics. On the gently swinging "Ugly Man," she sings that George W. "grew up… Evening of My Best Day Jones' baby-girl croon has always focused on adult themes. Here, it's politics. On the gently swinging "Ugly Man," she sings that George W. "grew up… 2003-10-07 Rickie Lee Jones
Music Review

Evening of My Best Day (2003)

EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Oct 07, 2003; Lead Performance: Rickie Lee Jones

Jones' baby-girl croon has always focused on adult themes. Here, it's politics. On the gently swinging ''Ugly Man,'' she sings that George W. ''grew up to be like his father''; on the funky ''Little Mysteries,'' she considers conspiracy theories. And ''Tell Somebody'' is a call to arms, protesting the Patriot Act. These are pop's most artful anti-Bush statements to date. But even right-wingers will have to attest to the musical integrity of ''Evening'''s jazz-inflected tracks and the charm of Jones' idiosyncratic style.

Originally posted Oct 24, 2003 Published in issue #734 Oct 24, 2003 Order article reprints
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