Cowboy Junkies once again gently shake the listener awake. Whether commenting on the fragile state of the world or on personal relationships, their new album, All That Reckoning, encourages the listener to take notice. It also might be the most powerful album Cowboy Junkies have yet recorded. While the music is characteristically easy to listen to, the songs on All That Reckoning are visceral. In true Junkies fashion, the gentleness is juxtaposed with rock that can be jarring.