The Evening Of My Best Day

  • Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Oct 7, 2003
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8

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  1. CharlesD
    Sep 27, 2004
    2
    Nirvana producer Steve Albini said it best "Rickie Lee Jones is Liz Phair: she's a chore to listen to and she's more talked about than heard". Rickie Lee Jones career ambitions may not have died but certainly her muse has. This record is a thin one.
  2. 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 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.

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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. If things seem schizophrenic it's because they are.
  2. An utterly compelling, even riveting, selection of tunes that go from bright to opaque, to dark and back again by album's end.
  3. Her magnetism radiates as powerfully as ever.