Down The Way

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80

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  • Summary: This is the second album for the Australian brother and sister folk duo.
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  1. With serenity so hard to come by, an album like Down the Way is all the more satisfying.
  2. Mojo
    80
    Arguably they're at their best when wrapped around each other, such as on "Santa Monica Dream" and "Draw Your Swords," where it's a sweet and savoury blend to warm the soul. [Apr 2010, p.94]
  3. This time, though, they've expanded the sound: there are velvety textures, lush(er) arrangements and, occasionally, actual choruses.
  4. With the most basic tools, the Stones build something lovely and lasting. Roll with them.
  5. 74
    Angus and Julia are, simply, talented musicians—specifically, talented musicians who work exceptionally well together. Nothing has changed there, but what has is a new expansion of their straightforward sound.
  6. Down the Way may be a bit long by 2010’s standards--there are 13 tracks here, none of which is particularly short--but the songs are solid throughout.
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  1. Feb 8, 2011
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This album in one of the best albums I've heard last year and the song "Draw your swords" is one of the best songs ever written. Just take your time and listen on youtube, you'll get it! :) Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Apr 1, 2010
    10
    One of the most beautiful and poignant albums of the last few years.
  3. Jul 18, 2015
    9
    Any one of the songs listened to isolated from the rest of the album *might* disappoint a first or second time listener, but as an album theAny one of the songs listened to isolated from the rest of the album *might* disappoint a first or second time listener, but as an album the songs flow beautifully from one to the next, showing the ups, downs, and in betweens of relationships. From soft and sad pieces talking of loving someone who you could never be with, to heartbroken and harsh songs of a relationship tearing a part, this album is definitely worth buying and listening to over...and over...and over. Expand