Angus and Julia Stone - Down the Way (2010)
Angus and Julia Stone
Down the Way
1. Hold On
2. Black Crow
3. For You
4. Big Jet Plane
5. Santa Monica Dream
6. Yellow Brick Road
7. And The Boys
8. On The Road
9. Walk It Off
11. Draw Your Swords
12. Im Not Yours
13. The Devils Tears
Review By Markos Gyzi
It has been three years since Angus & Julia Stone's debut release, and a lot can happen in that time...
dynamics in your song writing change, your confidence and self belief
could move forwards or backwards in leaps and bounds, and listening to
that little voice inside your head and your heart could finally pay
I must admit, I could barely listen to Angus
& Julia Stone's debut album, but listening to this latest offering
"Down the Way", I can say this is a whole new kettle of fish.
difference from "A Book Like This" to "Down the Way" is that each song
sounds as if it belongs to a different album, poetic lyrics and music
that makes you feel so utterly sad, yet at the same time hopeful.
It is vibrant and surreal. It is energetic, yet mellow and soothing.
have been highly anticipating this album's release and the balance they
have achieved is harmonious. The instrumentation is denser and more
matured, as is the lyrical content. At times the disparity between
Angus and Julia's voices grates, but all in all, they make a remarkable
dual act, because "Down the Way" sounds mature and road tested.
My personal stand out tracks are Big Jet Plane - broad, anthemic and it sounds like another band all together… miles apart from any of their work.
Yellow Brick Road
is perfect for cinema, atmospheric and haunting, probably the song I
would use for my eulogy at my own funeral. Another beautiful track
is Walk It Off, again an utterly beautiful song, which highlights the maturity of three years at the upper end of the music industry.
anticipate this being a departure from the naïve, innocent music which
we have seen from the Stones, this album will no doubt open a few doors
RATING: 4 out of 5
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