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Under the Black Light

Rilo Kiley Audio CD

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6. Dreamworld
7. Dejalo
8. 15
9. Smoke Detector
10. The Angels Hung Around
11. Give a Little Love

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Since her band's last record (2004's More Adventurous), Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis has taken her one-time child-actress, pop-star status up a level, as her charismatic solo effort, Rabbit Fur Coat, was one of the top recordings of 2006. But those who feared she'd abandon her long-time mates to do it alone will be instantly comforted by a collection of songs so zestful and extravagantly produced that no less than four emerge tailor-made for pop radio. After the opener "Silver Lining" feeds off George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" riff and some cajoling handclaps, Lewis reels in the glee with "Close Call," where the lavishness of the melodies outweighs the foreboding lyrics. The bouncy "Breaking Up," with the sun-splashed chorus "feels good to be free," is so absolutely California-beach perfect, it's ripe for a million-selling soda commercial, and then Lewis saves her vocal best for a trifecta near the end: Dusty Springfield soul ("15"), dancefloor power pop ("Smoke Detector"), and meltaway folk ("The Angels Hung Around"). Did it take their angel leaving the nest for a spell for Rilo Kiley to make their definitive record? The argument is futile, but the music is sublime. --Scott Holter

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Amazon.com: 3.6 out of 5 stars  92 reviews
13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars not overwhelming, but still a band with a consistent career Aug. 28 2007
By Andreia Hamada - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
It's clear Rilo Kiley are testing new grounds, there is a clear shift. To the amazement of many people, it features guitar riffs to pop songs. Of course Rilo Kiley was always somewhat irreverent. But this time they doubled the dose, with a bitter cynicism - a riff of George Harrison? - and a travel through time tunnel back to 70s.
Many will find the first four tracks odd and bizarre. They show none of the tender aspects of Rilo Kiley as we know it. No more loving and adorable ballads.
But listeners will reach a safe ground at title track and beyond. This new album doesn't sound like the *indie* Rilo Kiley. But mature as it may be, it may not be exactly what fans were waiting for. Somewhere between a good song or another, it lacks the magic and chemistry that mesmerized so many in the past.
Anyway, we shall not judge this excellent band by one album. Their career is consistently reaching a higher quality level, so please praise Rilo Kiley!
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rilo Kiley Returns Sept. 7 2007
By Stevens - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The long-awaited new Rilo Kiley album, Under the Blacklight, may not be what same fans expected. A far cry from tracks such as 'My Slumbering Heart' and 'A Better Son/Daughter', this album evokes more R&B tones than were anticipated. Though it may not quite be the Rilo Kiley that many fans remember, the songs on this album attest to the fact that both Jenny Lewis and the rest of the band have stuck to their guns and come up with something new and appealing. My faith in Rilo Kiley is reaffirmed!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Addicted to Jenny Lewis Sept. 26 2007
By Penny Rains - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Admittedly I bought this album at a time when I can't get enough of Jenny's vocals so my review may be somewhat biased. But many of these songs have jumped to my most listened to on iTunes in the past week. I think Under the Blacklight takes a few more listens to appreciate than some of R.K.'s previous albums. I love the synth on Dejalo and the rock on Moneymaker. A few of the tunes, like Silver Lining and Breakin' Up, have great sing-along-capabilities. Maybe it's just me but there were a few times when I heard a little early 90's Liz Phair and Frente.

If you're at all a fan of Jenny Lewis or Rilo Kiley I can't imagine that this album would disappoint.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars More Commercial, Not More Adventurous -- But Still Solid Rilo Kiley Sept. 11 2007
By T. Anthony - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
For those of you self-professed long-time Rilo Kiley fans who have panned this release--get over yourselves! This is a solid effort by a solid group. It may not be as "indie" as More Adventurous or Execution, but then again, it just might be. At first, Under the Blacklight sounds very polished, with a couple seemingly radio-ready singles, such as "The Moneymaker" or "Silver Lining" ("Dreamworld," even) and maybe that is the Warner Bros. major-label debut influence. (It would do radio well to put RK into regular rotation.) But listen a few more times and you will begin to hear what you always loved about this band: the cagey, risque, tounge-in-check lyrics ("15," "Close Call" or "Smoke Detector"), the always interesting guitar stylings of Blake Sennett, the freshest female vocals (sonically and stylistically) in the business these days, and some driving drum and bass lines keeping it all together. Even more, the band shows its versatility by expertly delivering tunes in a wide range of muscial styles which keeps things interesting. There is something here for all true fans of Rilo Kiley. Musicians and their music must grow and evolve, and this latest effort shows Rilo Kiley to be doing just that. Better they do that than simply rehashing ground already covered so as to become boring, predictable and irrelevent. Good job Rilo Kiley! Don't be deterred by the naysayers.
23 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Not what I expected, but a real treat! 4.5 stars Aug. 21 2007
By Parkin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
After the first time I listened to Under The Blacklight, I thought that it was a very good CD, but not up to More Adventurous. After a few listens, I'd rate it as equal to More Adventurous. Some of these songs feel fun but superficial at first, but the more you listen, the more you can feel the care that went into the songcraft. R&B touches enhance "Silver Lining" and "Give A Little Love." Songs like "Under The Blacklight" and "Smoke Detector" show their alt-country leanings, even though they are danceable. "15" is a gorgeous song with Memphis soul in it. "The Angels Hung Around" is like power folk. And the single "Moneymaker" is a little more rocky than it seems originally - I find it to be irresistible. There's really no power pop gem like "Portions For Foxes" on Under The Blacklight, but it was hard for me to complain. Even the weakest song, "Dejalo," manages to give 80s synth a modern coolness. Lyrically, there's a lot about sleazy sex, but the lyrics don't get too dirty or profane. Parents will have to decide if it's appropriate for their kids or not. Congrats to Rilo Kiley on a job well done!
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