29) Rilo Kiley – I Never


Rilo Kiley, a now defunct band, featuring Jenny Lewis’s amazing vocals. You may remember Jenny from her acting days. She was Hannah Nefler in the 80’s cult classic ‘Troop Beverly Hills’ with Shelley Long. That’s right ‘It’s cookie time!’

Well, she grew up and has put out some amazing music since then. Her most recent solo album is great, but I always go back to her Rilo Kiley days as my Jenny Lewis go-to’s. ‘I Never’ has this bluesy, soul background, with this force of nature sound. Its indie to a T, but it’s a great hopeful love song and not overly whiny. (I know, I love girl rock, but they can get whiny.) The album ‘More Adventurous’, which ‘I Never’ is off of, is a bit of an emotional listen, but ‘Belt it out Sister!’ because it’s great sing a long music. It’s an anthem for falling in love, it’s an anthem for falling out of love, it’s an anthem for hope. In all seriousness, that’s the best way to listen to this album – sing a long style. Sing a long in the shower, in the kitchen, on the patio. Do it. You will not be sorry. Unless you have a thing against red heads, in which case you might want to reconsider your stance.



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