The dictionary defines “watershed” as a turning point and also as the demarcation of high ground. In the case of lang’s latest, both apply. Lang’s first album of original material since 2000’s Invincible Summer is also her overall finest to date. Channeling all her past musical personalities-the twangy, Cline-inspired cowgirl of Angel with a Lariat, the torch singer of Drag and Ingénue, the savvy pop architect of Hymns of the 49th Parallel, the smooth jazz chanteuse of A Wonderful World-Watershed offers no space for slackers.
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