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The Execution of All Things

Author: Bret Begun
01/23/2003 | Msnbc / newsweek web | | Album Review
Out of Sight:
These cd's may not have hit your radar last year, but it's not too late to give them a spin.

Rilo Kiley. "The Execution of All Things" (Saddle Creek)
The unorthodox cadence to this album-especially on "My Slumbering Heart"-gives Jenny Lewis's laserbeam of a voice ample room to roam. When it's at its best, she lets it float and twang. Labelmate Bright Eyes gets most of the attention. But Rilo Kiley's agitated melodies-with deep roots in early '90s alternative rock-should get some of the kudos.