With Cowboy Junkies' new album, All That Reckoning, the band once again gently shakes the listener to wake up and take notice. Whether commenting on the fragile state of the world or on personal relationships, it's arguably the most powerful album the Cowboy Junkies have ever recorded. While the music is characteristically easy to listen to, the songs on All That Reckoning are visceral and in true Junkies fashion, the gentleness is juxtaposed with rock that can be jarring. "It's a deeper and a more complete record than we've ever done before," says guitarist Michael Timmins. "We've always tried to make records that are relevant to who we are as people...These songs are about reckoning on a personal level and reckoning on a political level. So much is going on around us right now and nobody knows where it's going to end up."