Angus & Julia Stone review – powerful and easy on the ear


Two years after going their separate ways, siblings Angus and Julia Stone are back with an album that fails to shed much light on the tensions that drove them apart. Certainly their music, an easy-on-the-ear hybrid of blissed-out Laurel Canyon folk and eerie MOR, functions exactly as it did before – Angus's enervated drawl offset by Julia's little-girl-lost cry. What producer Rick Rubin has added, though, is power: A Heartbreak is quietly menacing, while the six-minute-long jam Main Street expertly channels drone rock through Fleetwood Mac.


Paul Mardles

The GuardianTramp

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