I know these views are HORRIBLE on 999 levels, but on one level—musically—I feel justified in sharing these opinions. She’s beeen making “coffee-table rock” for too long now. Most of her albums sound just blow by now, depending on a mantra of backstory and Nick Cave references to be palatable. Fresh Air‘s Terry Gross thinks there’s something significant, something mystical in her choice of recording her new album in a 19th century church. To her credit I could sense PJ squirming at the question. I hope she’s getting the message that her message is getting to too many of the wrong people, turning her into some healing crystals witch for suburban power moms to talk about while drinking chai after dropping the kids off in the SUV.