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  • Summary: The lyrics for each of the songs on this rock-oriented disc are based on the teachings of Jesus (Christ).
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. This is the least polished and crafted recording of Rickie Lee Jones' career, and it stands alone in her catalog. It's a ragged kid in ripped blue jeans singing her heart out to you without drama or falsity. How can it be anything less than a masterpiece?
  2. Ambitious and sprawling, a mud-caked journey to transcendence.
  3. 80
    What if Lou Reed and Moe Tucker joined forces with the Danielson Family? [Mar 2007, p.104]
  4. With every repeat spin, Sermon reveals new truths, divine grooves, and exquisite inspiration.
  5. You want back-to-basics? This is it.
  6. Sermon is not quite as transcendent as some of her earlier work, but it's still vintage Rickie. [9 Feb 2007, p.75]
  7. There are only two or three songs here that seem like they deserve company with Jones’s better work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 11
  3. Negative: 2 out of 11