Lewis returned to Rilo Kiley's country roots when recording Rabbit Fur Coat. While definitely indie rock, the chord progressions and slide guitars give the album a heavy dose of western flavor. It is an intimate and incredible journey. I recommend it to anyone that is a fan of Rilo Kiley or edgy indie folk music (did I just create a genre?) with great lyrics.
Acid Tongue employs more of an indie pop feel. Her overall sound is roughed up throughout the album. Dirty is the word that comes to mind when comparing solo albums. Rabbit Fur Coat was a very balanced approach, while Acid Tongue is more gritty.
Overall, I enjoyed this album. I did not feel the same intimate connection I had with Rabbit Fur Coat. The feeling of sitting on the front porch with Lewis telling stories just doesn't exist like it did on her previous release.
But Lewis has a way to brighten songs (and your day) with her voice, and for that this album is worth checking out.