Release Date: Sep 1, 2009
Record label: The End
Genre(s): Rock, Pop, Alternative
Abandoning her longtime backing band the Licks, Juliette Lewis dials down the aggression, amps up the introspection, and adds a dose of weirdness on her third album, Terra Incognita. As always, what Lewis wants to achieve is apparent and admirable, but not necessarily quite what is achieved. PJ Harvey and Patti Smith remain touchstones, but she relies heavily on both blues and atmosphere, moving away from the churning, ominous vamps and explosions of aggression and toward a leaner, streamlined sound.