The Evening Of My Best Day

  • Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Oct 7, 2003
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. These are pop's most artful anti-Bush statements to date.
  2. Uncut
    90
    Her best in two decades. [Dec 2003, p.120]
  3. An utterly compelling, even riveting, selection of tunes that go from bright to opaque, to dark and back again by album's end.
  4. Her magnetism radiates as powerfully as ever.
  5. Q Magazine
    80
    For once, the return to form tag rings true. [Dec 2003, p.129]
  6. Mojo
    80
    Although Evening... has this unexpected core of angry commitment, she's still slick with Californian cruisers. [Nov 2003, p.123]
  7. If things seem schizophrenic it's because they are.
  8. While political manifestos are never something attractively wedded to song, Jones keeps humanity on the record, mostly with supportive grooves and her tantalizing way with twisting a note.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. DavidZ
    Dec 21, 2006
    3
    Although her voice is still strong it sounds tired. Her politics do not convince. It's sounds like she's desperate to be relevant Although her voice is still strong it sounds tired. Her politics do not convince. It's sounds like she's desperate to be relevant and will do anything to get attention. This time out she attacks George Bush but she does not seem to be a bright political thinker ala Bob Dylan. Overall, the farther her career slides into obscurity, the more calculating she seems to become. Full Review »
  2. AFan
    Apr 24, 2006
    10
    To use a timeworn phrase: A very welcome return to her essence. Man, this lady is something special.
  3. MarkR
    Apr 24, 2006
    10
    Like anybody with an association with Nirvana would know the first damn thing about the magnificence of a musical mind like RLJ's. Like anybody with an association with Nirvana would know the first damn thing about the magnificence of a musical mind like RLJ's. Ignore nitwit Charles, and ask yourself: If Rickie's muse had truly deserted her, then what in the hell are Hidalgo, Frisell, and the usual top-drawer studio crowd doing rushing to back her up? Precisely. And therein is the reason you won't find Nirvana types in that same studio. The music demands so much more than that. Full Review »