Fire Songs - The Watson Twins
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  • Summary: This is the first album on the Vanguard label for the Los Angeles-based band who had previously worked with Jenny Lewis.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. 80
    The Watsons' approach is softer, and more affecting, than wry, tack-sharp Lewis. [Aug 2008, p.114]
  2. Fire Songs proves the Watson Twins are a strong songwriting team, and one that has earned its time in the spotlight.
  3. The Path of Slow has led countless down-tempo electronica acts into the dead-end of dinner music. But when slow works, it can be voluptuously pleasurable, as the Watson Twins show on their lovely full-length debut.
  4. Without shattering any paradigms, they’ve assembled a very listenable collection of songs that’d be a welcome addition to a Starbucks summer playlist.
  5. 60
    Their Fire Songs can seem a little thin-boned--the twins’ intertwined voices are lovely but ethereal, the steel guitars melting into the horizon like a mirage.
  6. 60
    The Watson Twins' songwriting isn't quite as memorable as their singing; too many of the tunes fade into open-mic background fare.
  7. Two heads aren’t necessarily better than on! Fire Songs isn’t a terrible album, it’s just a little too sweet and safe for this writer’s ears.

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