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Album by Album: Rickie Lee Jones

Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, December 2009

THOUGH SHE will always carry the pop albatross that was her Top 5 hit 'Chuck E's in Love' (1979), Rickie Lee Jones remains one of the pre-eminent singer-songwriters of our time. Since her Warner Brothers heyday she's recorded a wonderfully various series of albums, including three collections of covers, and is back this month with the soulfully satisfying, richly American Balm in Gilead.

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