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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the singer-songwriter/actress features contributions from Ryan Adams, Beck, Jim Keltner, Ringo Starr, Benmont Tench, and Don Was.
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 23
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  1. Mar 21, 2019
    100
    If you like quality songwriting delivered with panache, On The Line is on the money.
  2. Mar 19, 2019
    90
    Jenny Lewis has never sounded this confident in her own skin.
  3. Mar 22, 2019
    90
    With On the Line, she leans into the deeply personal, and gains a benchmark addition to her catalogue.
  4. Mojo
    Mar 12, 2019
    80
    These songs have a sharp, glittery edge, like a neat tequila slammer. [Apr 2019, p.92]
  5. Mar 25, 2019
    80
    Her incisive storytelling is at the fore on Heads Gonna Roll, which describes a road movie with “a narcoleptic poet from Duluth”. Ringo Starr plays drums on it, such is Lewis’s back-channel clout. More gripping vignettes follow.
  6. 80
    Here, Lewis does what she does best: adds the glossy sparkle of Hollywood and a sunny Californian sheen to melancholy and nostalgia, with her most luxuriantly orchestrated album yet.
  7. Mar 12, 2019
    70
    All the sonic elements are in place, so it's slightly disappointing that the songs aren't as vivid as the album's deliberately hazy vibe.

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