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Angus & Julia Stone are an Australian acoustic folk-pop duo consisting of siblings Julia Stone and Angus Stone from Newport, Australia. Their decision to collaborate was taken at the beginning of 2006. Prior to that, both had performed as solo artists at open mic nights but utilised the other as a backing partner. Ultimately they came up with the same idea, “Why ... Read more in Amazon's Angus & Julia Stone Store

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  • Audio CD (4 Aug 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Virgin EMI
  • ASIN: B00L2U7T6A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,582 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. A Heartbreak
2. My Word for It
3. Grizzly Bear
4. Heart Beats Slow
5. Wherever You Are
6. Get Home
7. Death Defying Acts
8. Little Whiskey
9. From the Stalls
10. Other Things
11. Please You
12. Main Street
13. Crash and Burn

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The captivating third and self-titled album from Angus & Julia Stone featuring the single ‘A Heartbreak’ is the best record the siblings have ever made. A record born out of chance and spontaneity with the help of legendary producer Rick Rubin. It when Rubin heard Angus and Julia’s music playing at a friend’s party, he quickly decided he had to get in contact and invited them to LA to work on a new album at his Shangri La Studios in Malibu. Unconvinced they should break from their individual plans, it was after spending time with Rubin over a few months that thoughts about getting back together started to form. Four years on from their last joint effort, Angus & Julia have delivered an album that defies expectations. Call it a coming of age or a re-invention, but the new self-titled record is their most exciting, visceral listen yet.

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3.9 out of 5 stars

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Beeston on 6 Aug 2014
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There is some great music around at the moment.... but this is something really special. Angus and Julia Stone under the influence of Rick Rubin have produced an album that sounds like an album rather than a collection of singles. The production values are superb and the music its just fabulous. What does it sound like well.... Hope Sandoval meets Paulo Nutini meet Dylan meets Neil Young. If you like real melody with great vocals then you will not be disappointed. I am a big fan of The War on Drugs recent Lost in a Dream album but this runs it very close for my record of 2014 so far. Angus and Julia Stone play a couple of venues in the UK in December i will definitely be there.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Emma Beckett on 6 Aug 2014
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Everything I was hoping for and then some, this album is ethereally perfect. Don't leave the free mp3 download unchecked, there are 3 extra tracks on there and they're wonderful.
I can't imagine my life without Angus and Julia ♡
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 500 REVIEWER on 9 Sep 2014
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Angus and Julia Stone, the brother-sister duo from Australia, debuted in 2007 with their "A Book Like This" album, reminding us of other indie-folk bands like the Weepies. With their next album, 2010's "Down This Way", the Stones expanded their musical landscape beyond just the folksy-intimate sound, and with great results. Now, after what seems like forever, the Stone siblings finally return with their third album.

"Angus & Julia Stone" (13 tracks; 60 min.) opens with the pleasant "A Heartbreak", with Angus and Julia's voices juxtaposed in perfect harmony: Julia's dreamy, at times angelic, voice against Angus' deeper, at times baritone voice. I love it when they sing together. "My Word For It" reminds me of Aimee Mann. "Grizzly Bear" has that certain SoCal Laurel Canyon vibe to it, and in fact that is true for a number of songs on here (check also "Get Home" and "From the Stalls", among others). If it's not clear by now, the folksy sound from the debut album has pretty much disappeared by now ("Wherever You Are" is the only song that is somewhat reminiscent of the early sound). The album closer, an epic 7 min. "Crash and Burn", even leans towards the bluesy side. A great way to finish things out. Maybe it's just me, but the album is a bit too long for its own good, and it would've been fine by me to leave off "Please You" and "Main Street", both of which drag on way too long.

Bottom line, despite perhaps being a bit too long, this is nevertheless a very fine album. When a band or artist releases a self-titled album years into their career, it's usually to try and reintroduce themselves to the outside world. This album is by far the most accessible of the Stones output to date.
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In my opinion this is the best CD the siblings have produced so far including their solo work. Wonderful intimate songs. Great audiophile recording quality. I absolutely love it.
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Exceptional tracks include Grizzly Bear and Death Defying Acts. Overall beautifully recorded with crisp clear sounds. Liked it so much am purchasing their other CD's !
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Format: Vinyl
Great record and a great digital download copy
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By craig jaus on 6 Nov 2014
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A great LP, highly recommend it.
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By susie odonnell on 8 Sep 2014
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met all expectations ... lovely
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