"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").
Four consecutive No. 1 country singles made this a fine near farewell from Cash to Nashville. She cut two more singles for a hits compilation before turning to a folkier confessionalism on Interiors.