Paley & Francis - Paley and Francis
Metascore
60

Mixed or average reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Sep 12, 2011
    75
    The fact that Paley and Francis wrote this album together over the course of three afternoons and then recorded it in two is part of its charm. There are no big guitars and not much percussion. What you get is two compelling performers and their songs, backed by a couple of Muscle Shoals aces, bass player David Hood (yes, Patterson's dad) and Spooner Oldham.
  2. Jan 18, 2012
    70
    The album has the kind of off-the-cuff, palpable sense of fun that happens when two old friends lay down tracks together.
  3. Jan 10, 2012
    60
    While the production might be just a little too loose, the songs are just the right fit.
  4. 60
    If country and folk were to marry grunge and alternative rock, this album would be their best-looking child.
  5. Nov 3, 2011
    50
    It's nothing groundbreaking, and at times seems nothing more than a friendly jam session between pals. [Oct 2011, p.101]
  6. Nov 3, 2011
    50
    It's nothing groundbreaking, and at times seems nothing more than a friendly jam session between pals. [Oct 2011, p.101]
  7. Sep 23, 2011
    40
    While something could have been made of the contrast between Francis's keening howl and Paley's guttural slur, proceedings are let down by the songs. [Oct 2011, p.95]

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