Second LP from NYC anti-folk scenester

Product Overview

Overall rating:

Score 3


Jeffrey Lewis – It’s The Ones Who’ve Cracked That The Light Shines Through

Whether he’s pondering the Machiavellian moves of music industry players or describing his own lack of sartorial style, Lewis is unflinchingly honest. This second batch of acid-addled confessionals from the NYC anti-folkie is less heroically basic than his first (he now plays with a drummer, plus brother Jack on bass and vocal harmonies), but just as tender and funny. The stream-of-consciousness delivery still dominates, but whether working up a barrage of punky noise (“Arrow”) or adding whale cries to a lo-fi sea shanty (“Sea Song”), his muse has charm by the skip load.