Femme fatale Jenny Lewis never sounded so passionate and her songs never so hard-hitting and acerbic as on her aptly titled sophomore solo release, 2008's Acid Tongue. The album followed 2006's well received Rabbit Fur Coat and a series of acclaimed albums with Rilo Kiley. Featuring collaborations with She & Him and guest appearances by Elvis Costello and Chris Robinson, Acid Tongue is wicked good. "Lewis is indie rock's most sharp-elbowed songwriter, a crafter of taut meditations on love, sex and politics that are full of violent emotions and, occasionally, plain old violence. There's plenty of storminess on her excellent second solo album, whose songs mix muscular guitar rock ("The Next Messiah") with soul balladeering ("Sing a Song for Them") and chamber pop ("Black Sand")" (Rolling Stone). Vinyl 2LP-set housed in double-gatefold jacket with bonus CD in paper sleeve.