A- for Little Honey
It's hard to believe Williams took a six-year break between albums in the '90s. Since 1998 she has reliably been releasing strong, often heartbreaking discs with seemingly effortless ease.
Little Honey continues the string, with the proviso that Williams has now found happiness in her life. Despite the occasional downer like If Wishes Were Horses, we get no song as soul-numbing as the brilliant, savagely depressing Everything Has Changed from the album West. But maybe a little break is needed anyway.
The album is full of great lyrics and vocals, highlighted by the duet with Elvis Costello on Jailhouse Tears. Williams continues to distinguish herself as one of the most important writers in modern music. The cover of AC/DC's It's a Long Way to the Top just adds to the fun.