Label: Universal Music
There's always been a lilting twang to Jewel's contemporary folkie vocals, so going country isn't much of a stretch for the Alaskan. It's the instrumentation (slide guitars, banjo, mandolin) that has changed more so than the artist herself. Jewel's sharp songwriting and storytelling skills remain intact -- Perfectly Clear is filled with lovely, poignant stories delivered with all the fluttering nuances of her distinctive voice. Highlights include the stunning "Anyone But You," the yodel-laced "Loved By You (Cowboy Waltz)," "Everything Reminds Me of You" and "Stronger Woman."