Rickie Lee Jones put together a warm debut album filled with fun, playful, personal songs and expert musicianship that has stood the test of time extremely well. My favorite songs on it are "Chuck E.'s in Love," "Last Chance Texaco," "Danny's All-Star Joint," "Coolsville" and "Willy and the White Boys Cool." I'm no die-hard RLJ fan. She's made some albums that I've bought and managed to ignore. Others I've loved, most notably her early work: Pirates, The Magazine and Girl at Her Volcano, but her debut is still so fresh, fun and accessible that if it had never existed before and were released tomorrow, it would still find a large and adoring audience. In this era of carbon copy telegenic pop princesses with little or no songwriting talent and no genuine soul, backed up by their bevy of dancers, rappers and video producers, you've got to buy this simple album filled with great songs. It's a pop music masterpiece!