October 08, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

Little Honey

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Lucinda Williams
genre
Country
We gave it a B-

If last year’s melancholy West was Lucinda Williams’ Blood on the Tracks, does that make this her Nashville Skyline? She sounds happier than she has in years, singing mostly about domestic contentment with an audible grin. And though those positive vibes yield some correspondingly fun tunes, the disc feels a bit underwritten at times. We’d never wish her unhappiness, but it’s telling that the best song on Little Honey is a wistful breakup ballad (”Wishes Were Horses”). B?
Download This: Listen to a preview of ”Wishes Were Horses” on Amazon.com or full streams of other tracks off of Little Honey on Williams’ MySpace page

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