"Evocative, hooky big-beat folk-rock." T-Bone Burnett contributes one of his most nuanced productions on The Indescribable Wow - full of varied settings for Phillips's love songs (the Shirelles-style Latin lilt of "Out of Time") and spiritual doubts (the raga-rockish "Holding On to the Earth").
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
The album that broke Rosanne Cash's truce with country radio, Interiors matches acoustic-based surface beauty with some of the most harrowing songwriting this side of Alex Chilton's Sister Lovers psychodramas.