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Jenny Lewis - On The Line (2019) Published: March 22/19 Released: March 22/19 albumAlternative11 Tracks • 47 Minutes
TRACKWAVE SCORE
The percentage of professional music reviewers who liked this. Above 75% is gold. ?
94%
    SELECTED LINE: Virtually every track here is a durable pop-rock jewel. -The Irish Times
    On The Line is the fourth studio album by Jenny Lewis, released by Warner Bros. Records on March 22, 2019.
    Preview
    1. Heads Gonna Roll5:13
    2. Wasted Youth4:13
    3. Red Bull & Hennessy4:48
    4. Hollywood Lawn4:34
    5. Do Si Do3:54
    6. Dogwood4:28
    7. Party Clown4:09
    8. Little White Dove4:49
    9. Taffy4:27
    10. On the Line3:48
    11. Rabbit Hole2:46
℗ 2019 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
Critic Reviews (64)

There is a subversive sunniness that highlights the pain, casting it in relief, as there always is in Lewis' music.

6 months ago

NYLON NYLON

On the Line should thrive beyond just the cult of Jenny.

85% 6 months ago

Under The Radar Under The Radar

It is a further refinement in a discography that’s shaping up as one of the modern greats.

80% 6 months ago

Stereoboard (UK) Stereoboard (UK)

On the Line features a blend of vintage and modern sounds and lyrics that speak to problems of our modern age.

6 months ago

Her Campus Her Campus

At her best, she sounds like how Hollywood sounds to all the wistful dreamers streaming west on the 10 over the years.

80% 6 months ago

Sputnikmusic Sputnikmusic

It’s another fine addition to a canon of work that has, over the last 20 years, been consistently excellent.

80% 6 months ago

musicOMH.com musicOMH.com

Her songwriting has never been stronger.

80% 6 months ago

The Sydney Morning Herald The Sydney Morning Herald (TOP)

A gorgeous, glam, and ever wise new album.

6 months ago

The Ringer The Ringer

An amazing feat of songwriting.

6 months ago


Even if her lyrics suggest otherwise, Lewis sounds like she has everything in order with maybe her most confident record yet.

77% 6 months ago

Earbuddy Earbuddy

On The Line, her best solo work to date, finds her trading chaos for peace and pain for parties.

81% 6 months ago

Paste Magazine Paste Magazine

On the Line, among other things, proves that long stretches of time between records can lead to some of the richest and fully accomplished records of an artists’ career.

90% 6 months ago

The Young Folks The Young Folks

The singer, songwriter, actress and musician continues to refine her musical skills and ages like fine wine through her sharp lyricism, classic country get-up and indie-rock flair.

6 months ago

mxdwn mxdwn

Listen up and you’ll hear sadness and regret fraying the edges of Lewis’ tarnished voice.

6 months ago

City Pages City Pages

She sounds like an artist in search of her voice.

65% 6 months ago

SpectrumCulture SpectrumCulture

At this point, it shouldn't feel shocking how consistently amazing she is, but it is.

90% 6 months ago

Erie Reader Erie Reader

Jenny Lewis has walked through the flames and come out on the other side with her strongest work in years, possibly even the strongest of her entire career thus far.

80% 6 months ago

Soundblab Soundblab

A masterful set of ‘70s and ‘80s-influenced pop.

6 months ago

KEXP KEXP

It often loses the casual playfulness in passing lapsing melodies.

60% 6 months ago

lautde lautde

It is quite magnificent, and her best work since 2005’s debut, the sublime Americana-gospel ‘Rabbit Fur Coat’ (with The Watson Twins).

90% 6 months ago

godisinthetv godisinthetv

A strong candidate for Jenny Lewis’s best work to date.

6 months ago

Vulture Vulture

It's clear her songwriting has transformed from "songwriter" to "story teller."

6 months ago

The Current The Current

Some of her strongest songwriting, sung gorgeously and told with biting detail.

80% 6 months ago


This could be Jenny Lewis at her best—at the very least, it’s the freshest she and many of her backers have sounded in years.

80% 7 months ago

Northern Transmissions Northern Transmissions

On the Line is her lushest, most melodic record to date.

7 months ago


Jenny Lewis is a songwriter’s songwriter.

80% 7 months ago

The Observer (UK) The Observer (UK) (TOP)

Format Americana with too few peculiarities, but with Ringo Starr.

50% 7 months ago

Musikexpress Musikexpress

Putting this much pure, raw emotion into this collection of songs is an impressive feat.

7 months ago

Herald-Whig Herald-Whig

The retro aesthetic of the landline—so familiar, so obsolete—fits the sturdy, big-tent classicism running throughout On the Line.

7 months ago


She leans into the deeply personal, and gains a benchmark addition to her catalogue.

90% 7 months ago

Exclaim Exclaim

The chances that she will succeed, are pretty good.

70% 7 months ago

Classic Rock (DE) Classic Rock (DE)

On the Line is a bit of a masterpiece.

100% 7 months ago

Financial Times Financial Times (TOP)

On the Line reaches new heights as she explores from a changed perspective.

75% 7 months ago

Consequence of Sound Consequence of Sound

The first time she's made an audible attempt to honour this adulation.

70% 7 months ago

The Line of Best Fit The Line of Best Fit

A pretty voice telling a chilling story.

88% 7 months ago

Chicago Tribune Chicago Tribune (TOP)

It’s not that Lewis has become a cynic, it’s just that her Gen X penchant for irony kicked into overdrive.

7 months ago


The songs are the show, written by a woman of a particular age from a perspective well past jaded.

80% 7 months ago


A new high watermark for a musician who’s never been willing to let a little rain get the best of her.

7 months ago


Lewis can now be elevated onto the pantheon of Indie Pop darlings who used to be parts of their respective groups but who have been able eventually to soar on their own sonic wings.

80% 7 months ago

CrypticRock.com CrypticRock.com

Many of the songs on Jenny Lewis’s pop-rock record capture autobiographical, often dark, snapshots in a poetic fashion.

80% 7 months ago

The Times of London The Times of London (TOP)

There is something deeply satisfying about Jenny Lewis’s new album, On The Line.

100% 7 months ago

The Telegraph (UK) The Telegraph (UK) (TOP)

Lewis does what she does best: adds the glossy sparkle of Hollywood and a sunny Californian sheen to melancholy and nostalgia, with her most luxuriantly orchestrated album yet.

80% 7 months ago

The Independent (UK) The Independent (UK) (TOP)

Lewis has grown into an elder stateswoman role that I expect will make her more and more venerated as the years go on.

7 months ago

UPROXX UPROXX

A flawless Jenny Lewis pop album.

7 months ago

MusikBlog (DE) MusikBlog (DE)

Just solid throughout, almost hopelessly so.

70% 7 months ago

Philly.com Philly.com

It’s up there with her greatest work to date.

100% 7 months ago

New Musical Express (NME) New Musical Express (NME) (TOP)

On The Line preserves the irreverence and honesty of her past work, but underscores that Lewis is finding a new, deeper musical path drawing from—but not beholden to—grief and rebirth.

83% 7 months ago


On the Line sweeps us up into the colorful world Lewis is so masterful at creating in her music.

7 months ago

nodepression nodepression

Jenny Lewis is and will remain one of the best songwriters on this planet.

7 months ago

Sounds and Books Sounds and Books

The combination of her circumstances and the ambitious mix of musical styles behind her lyrics here makes her songs more poignant than ever.

88% 7 months ago

Newsday Newsday

Occasionally, the lyrics wander into cliché but for the most part, it’s a strong addition to a stellar body of work.

70% 7 months ago

Clash Music Clash Music

It’s a stately and unhurried affair that methodically untangles heartbreak with sharp storytelling and Lewis’ trademark rapier wit.

90% 7 months ago

DIY Magazine DIY Magazine

On The Line is the crispest-sounding entry in Lewis’ catalog, and the most emotionally complex.

7 months ago


“On the Line” seems to pick up where “The Voyager” left off: at a crossroads of life decisions.

7 months ago

Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times (TOP)

A rough journey to new music for Jenny Lewis.

7 months ago

The Associated Press The Associated Press (TOP)

Her best work since her 2006 solo debut, "Rabbit Fur Coat."

7 months ago

Washington Post Washington Post (TOP)

Lewis carries a reassuring resonance that it’s going to be all right.

7 months ago

San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle

On the Line is yet another beautifully-realised and impeccably-delivered effort.

80% 7 months ago

Drowned In Sound Drowned In Sound

These songs have a sharp, glittery edge, like a neat tequila slammer. [Apr 2019, p.92]

80% 7 months ago

Mojo Mojo

There are dark undertones--drug references mainly--but Lewis is no moper. [Apr 2019, p.32]

70% 7 months ago

Uncut Uncut

Lewis has never sounded on stronger form than she does here. [May 2019, p.109]

80% 7 months ago

Q Magazine Q Magazine

It's an album where the particulars dissipate after its conclusion, leaving behind pleasant thoughts but no distinct memories.

70% 7 months ago

AllMusic AllMusic

On The Line is Lewis’s most personal album.

7 months ago


Virtually every track here is a durable pop-rock jewel.

80% 7 months ago

The Irish Times The Irish Times (TOP)
User Reviews (5)

Kunye vest8 months ago
Beautiful Art! I love Jenny Lewis! I can’t wait for this album, she has crafted so many fine albums in the past I miss hearing her all the time! This song is amazing!

cdograzz37 months ago
Weird cover art. Does Jenny Lewis have talent or just big [email protected]@bs? Weird cover art. The music is ok.

TheProdigalist7 months ago
LOVE THIS! Heard it from Mr. Shovel on local radio show. I can’t wait for the release. Singles are GOLD!! Congratulations Jenny Lewis.

Whop777 months ago
Why the bad ratings?! So many bad ratings already, and the whole album hasn’t even been released yet! Jenny Lewis is an amazing songwriter, and the first 3 new songs on this album sound fantastic as usual. Love it!

elgranmako8 months ago
day one Use a few minutes away from a lot more.good luck. He had no clue where it could have gone wrong. Good night baby girl hope everything works good today good job.
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