Released: Jun 2008
Label: ATO Records/Red
The well-mannered fellows we fell in love with on My Morning Jacket's early efforts probably don't mix with the would-be rawkers who appear on Evil Urges. Although he shares the mic for the first time in the band's history, Jim James' stratospheric falsetto even sounds foreign -- first with a Prince-ly libido on the aptly named "Highly Suspicious" and then adding to the macho, wanking two-fer of "Aluminum Park" and "Remnants." Those who miss the sleepy days should advance to "Look At You" or the nerdly horndog verse of "Librarian."