Jeffrey Lewis has always been an acquired taste, seemingly loved or loathed. It seems after 10 years of releasing records in this manner, his frustrations, disillusions and passionate tumults have come to the surface. While as playful and as charming as ever, there are moments on ‘A Turn…’ in which he seems to be in genuine emotional turmoil, questioning the very notion of who he is and what he’s doing. While he seems to have found an answer in some songs (‘Cult Boyfriend’) he still seems completely lost in others (‘So What If I Couldn’t Take It’). It’s the recordings of a mind that seems to be running a mile a minute and emotions that are up, down, left and right all at once, and like most people travelling through emotional turbulence, all of this questioning has resulted in Lewis’ greatest and most interesting work to date.

Daniel Dylan Wray

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