Rolling Stone Country: Inspired by modern-day sexism and inequality, “79 Cents (The Meow Song)” blends satire with scathing indictments. The song’s mix of gypsy jazz and old-timey folk music goes down easy, but it’s Jewell’s clever writing — particularly her final verse, where she references President Trump’s comments about grabbing women’s genitals — that delivers the knockout blow, adding substance to a song that’s also rich in old-world style.
MOJO: At the core of Jewell’s eighth studio album is a set of self-penned cosmic-country songs on which the singer addresses both the personal and the political, her smoky voice and back in band in killer form throughout.
American Songwriter: This remains yet another diverse, refined and intermittently provocative release from an experienced singer-songwriter who consistently provides the Americana goods with cleverness, class and style.
All Music: what makes them so effective is how they’re surrounded by songs of empathy, sensuality, and humor, songs that help convey a full range of human feeling; pleasure sits alongside protest, which is perhaps as sensible a way to live in 2019 as anything else