Simone Felice - Simone Felice
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  • Summary: This is the debut solo release for Simone Felice, singer for The Duke & The King and former member of The Felice Brothers.
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Apr 4, 2012
    80
    His solo debut is simple and earthy, leaning on little more than organ, warm acoustic guitar and his wondrous singing, carrying the betraying quaver of a man who feels a little too much. [May 2012, p.78]
  2. Apr 20, 2012
    80
    His gospel-tinged solo debut withstands most Levon Helm comparisons you may care to throw its way. [May 2012, p.87]
  3. May 21, 2012
    80
    A strikingly beautiful album that will appeal to followers of the current, slightly twee English folk revival – Mumford & Sons guest on the album – and the more dusty, gritty and panoramic style of Americana.
  4. Apr 11, 2012
    63
    Relying heavily on organ, choir and warm strings, the album waivers, toeing the line between worship and wonder as well as the perfect and the imperfect.
  5. Apr 24, 2012
    60
    [Songs] worth revelling in. [May 2012, p.98]
  6. Apr 2, 2012
    60
    This self-titled album is never less than pleasant, but only rarely is it truly memorable.
  7. 40
    Felice fails to animate them in the manner of comparable storytellers like Johnny Dowd and Richmond Fontaine's Willy Vlautin, and thus leaves one's interest unignited.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. May 26, 2012
    8
    Album "Simone Felice" is a proposal addressed to the fans of subdued, lethargic ballads - because most of the material can be defined as that. The compositions, however - as often happens in such cases - ain't only dull copies of itself, but each song is a separate, distinct proposal. The most characteristic, however is very spontaneous and positive - "You & I Belong". Expand