No one in Anglo-American pop does it better. Cash is the Billie Holiday of country singers. Her translucent voice projects such resilient strength that the listener's reaction is not pity but gratitude for the confidence.
Phillips has set aside the Beatle-esque pop and the effervescent exotica that informed her last few releases for a more subdued approach. Van Dyke Parks and Gillian Welch are among the contributors here, but the star of the show remains Phillips, whose vibrant personality shines brightly throughout