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Juliette Lewis & The New Romantiques - Terra Incognita

Juliette Lewis & The New Romantiques - Terra Incognita

Produced by The Mars Volta’s Omar Rodriguez Lopez, Juliette Lewis’ third, 'Terra Incognita', is thick with atmosphere and variety, from storm-lashed Tex-Mex surf-punk to swampy psychedelic dronescapes.

Juliette Lewis is neither a first-rate singer nor inspired wordsmith, but she is a versatile musical actress, channelling her inner Janis Joplin on the ragged blues-punk hip-grinder “Hard Lovin’ Woman” before switching to Debbie Harry mode on the flame-grilled powerpop of “Fantasy Bar” and the sultry, bittersweet love ballad “Uh Huh”. A rich, rowdy and mostly rewarding listen.

STEPHEN DALTON

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Rating: 3 / 10

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