Another 'A' for Little Honey
The belle of the Americana ball's ninth studio effort delivers a windfall of wonderful songs, ranging from the rough-around-the-edges rocker "Real Love" to the soulful ballad "Tears of Joy" to the eight-minute epic "Rarity," an ode to an unsung hero. The best of the bunch is "Jailhouse Tears," a twangy duet with Elvis Costello. It doesn't get any better than hearing Williams tell him off -- "You're so full of [expletive]," she pricelessly drawls -- although her remake of AC/DC's "It's a Long Way to the Top" comes dang close. In stores Tuesday, Oct. 14.