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.