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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars siblings sophomore effort strikes the right note
The Aussie brother and sister have produced a deft second album which is easy on the ear once you get used to their tendency to alternate the lead vocals on each track. Julia's is the most immediately appealing voice - waif like Martha Wainright sort of describes it. Her brother puts me in mind of a laid back Josh Rouse. Nicely produced - mixing electric and acoustic...
Published on 22 Mar 2010 by Don Panik

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1.0 out of 5 stars Yawn after a few listens
This becomes a big yawn after a few listens - anyone want to buy it from me? I can use it as a coffee cup mat.
Published 6 months ago by Mikey 2008


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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars siblings sophomore effort strikes the right note, 22 Mar 2010
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Don Panik (Cambridge UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Down The Way (Audio CD)
The Aussie brother and sister have produced a deft second album which is easy on the ear once you get used to their tendency to alternate the lead vocals on each track. Julia's is the most immediately appealing voice - waif like Martha Wainright sort of describes it. Her brother puts me in mind of a laid back Josh Rouse. Nicely produced - mixing electric and acoustic guitars and strings to create a indie folkrock sound but arrangements are varied whilst staying coherent. Try the lead track '.. and the boys' to give a good impression of the whole

All in all an album that grows on you from an impressive starting point.

If you like this check out the Weepies for similar fare.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning album!, 18 Mar 2010
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Read a favourable review in The Sunday Times, and took a punt - it's an amazingly good album. Beautiful fragile vocals. A bit like Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, each alternating in taking over vocal duties.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just so good.., 22 Aug 2011
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Stumbled across Angus and Julia Stone on Spotify. I can heartily recommend this double album. Not only is it great value for money, but the music is fantastic; laid back with some great rhythms, their voices are wonderful contrasts.
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5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic, 31 May 2011
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I BOUGHT THIS CD FOR DRAW YOUR SWORDS WHICH IS A GREAT TRACK BUT AFTER A VISIT TO A RECORD SHOP IN BRIGHTON I NOTICED THAT IT CAME ALSO AS A DOUBLE CD AND I MUST SAY THAT I SEEM TO PLAY THE 2ND CD MORE.PAY THE BIT EXTRA AND GET THIS ONE IT TRULY IS A GREAT CD
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5.0 out of 5 stars Down The Way, 29 April 2011
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Grows with every listen. Alternated male and quirky female vocals. Beautiful harmonies throughout.
Hauntingly gorgeous songs - 'For You'and 'I'm Not Yours'. An epic - 'Draw Your Swords'that begins hypnotically, builds and builds with brilliant vocals (shades of Jim Morrison and Jeff Buckley towards the end), quite magnificent. The incredibly catchy 'Big Jet Plane', and some Neil Young style guitar in 'Yellow Brick Road'. Each song is melodic and well-constructed, and at times achingly emotional.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Leicester Bangs Review (2010):, 11 Feb 2011
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Leicester Bangs "words-R-us" (Leicester, England) - See all my reviews
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Angus & Julia Stone - Down The Way (Flock)
The second album from Australian brother and sister, Angus and Julia Stone (Down The Way is the follow-up release to 2007's much lauded A Book Like This) has an intriguing history. Recorded in New York and London, but also an old water tank in Coolangatta and a converted sawmill in Cornwall, it's no surprise that the siblings take on much of the production role, and travel appears to be a central theme of the album. That and the loneliness it can bring.

It's a serious collection of songs with adult subject matter and a certain downbeat, weathered atmosphere pervades much of the material. Fortunately they're talented songwriters with voices that mesh and entwine with enchanting ease, and while Down The Way may not be the easiest of listening experiences, it's always rewarding. Indeed, it gets better with every spin. 9/10.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Melancholy but infinite pleasure..., 8 May 2011
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This great album combines well writen tunes, nice artist performances and excellent production.
The kind of disk "repeat" function on CD players has been made for.

Note that Angus & Julia Stone totally deserve to be seen on stage. Well... at least Julia. The live versions of "down the way" tunes are even better than album ones.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant, 22 April 2011
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I loved this cd. Everything about it is such a laid back feel. The cd of summer 2011. A welcome new sound to a mundane year.
I want more. Each track is superb and gets better with constant listening.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply Sublime, 11 Dec 2010
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Having the pleasure of listening to Angus and Julia live this week, before buying this album I was immediately captivated by the edgy beauty of Julia's vocals and the uplifting quality of their music.

Now the next evening having played and played the album many times I've not lost any of that initial feeling but I've also gained a better appreciation of Angus's velvety tones that really shines through on the recording. Perfect
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5.0 out of 5 stars Angus & Julia stone-down the way, 9 Dec 2010
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An absolutely gorgeous album. From start to end, beautiful vocals, soft and funky melodies and a classic, timeless style. You'll fall in love with it!
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