She's Not Me
Label: Warner Records
Since the end to her seminal band Rilo Kiley, Jenny Lewis has released her finest solo album to date. The Voyager one-ups other contemporary indie-pop smashes with even better songwriting, all under an '80s pop sheen that makes "Head Underwater" and "She's Not Me" sound like Stevie Nicks, Heart and Tom Petty (you can even hum "Free Fallin'" over the latter). The sing-along-worthy "Just One of the Guys" lands every line on a killer "whoa-oh-oh" hook, while "Love U Forever" finds a new way to make that uber-cliché title shimmer with lines like, "When you kissed me/ I was so annoyed."