The follow-up to 2015's White Light, which saw the Irish siblings returning to the recording studio after a ten-year absence, Jupiter Calling dials back on the polished folk-pop of its predecessor in favor of a more stripped-down and organic approach, courtesy of producer T-Bone Burnett. Recorded to two-inch tape mostly live, and with minimal overdubs at RAK Studios in London, the 13-track set was described by Caroline Corr as "the most freeing experience we've ever had in the studio." It's definitely the warmest-sounding Corrs outing to date, and the austere studio setup lends itself to the band's penchant for pairing pop acumen with Irish balladry, which they do with great aplomb on heartfelt cuts like "Son of Solomon," "Dear Life," and "Live Before I Die." The more architecturally intricate tracks -- like the breezy "Bulletproof Love," ambrosial "Season of Our Love," and politically charged "SOS" (Song of Syria) -- impress as well, with their rich sonic patina and compelling vocal performances that, more often than not, notch the groove between stoic and vulnerable.
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AllMusic Review by James Christopher Monger