Under the Blacklight
Label: Warner Records
Wow. Jenny Lewis returns from a surprise solo success and helps her band Rilo Kiley release one of the best albums of 2007. The band keeps their indie identity while giving each track the kind of pop-rock polish that only the truly talented can pull off. There isn't a bum song here, and tunes like "Silver Lining" and "15" deserve to be hits. The duet "Dreamworld" sounds like an alternative radio staple circa 1984, and "Dejalo" is the best Madonna song that the sinewy starlet has never recorded.