Since her band's last record (2004'sMore Adventurous), Rilo Kiley frontwoman Jenny Lewis has taken her one-time child-actress, pop-star status up a level, as her charismatic solo effort,Rabbit Fur Coat, was one of the top recordings of 2006. … see full wiki
Rilo Kiley's ability to turn tragic stories into gorgeous pop/rock reaches its apex on Under the Blacklight. "Silver Lining" and "15" are stunningly beautiful tales of lives gone astray, while "Breakin' Up" is the most joyous breakup song imaginable.
Their sound is slightly more polished than on their earlier records, which of course leads to cries of "sellouts!" from the indie rock purists. Obviously, I tend to disagree - the polish serves to highlight the dramatic irony of the gorgeous songs about tragedy. This is marvelous stuff, and one of the best and most appealing rock albums to come out in years.