It’s heartening, then, that rkives allows Rilo Kiley to have the kind of send-off that they deserve. A career-spanning collection of previously unreleased tracks and obscurities, it is much more a labour of love than a perfunctory ‘greatest hits’ collection would have been – something underlined by the album artwork and promo video for lead single Let Me Back In, all of which use the band’s personal photos, film footage and handwritten notes. The whole affair has a sweet-natured grace which erases the uncomfortable bitterness which characterised the band’s demise.

Rilo Kiley – rkives