Sunset/Sunrise - The Dutchess & The Duke
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  • Summary: This is the second album for the Seattle-based indie rock duo.
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  1. Sunset/Sunrise shows that with a bit of judiciously placed accompaniment and a more ambitious use of the studio, the duo can add depth and gravity to music that was fine stuff to begin with.
  2. Ultimately, Sunset / Sunrise is a wonderful follow-up for the duo because of how well they are able to combine the best aspects from their debut with new found options.
  3. The Dutchess and the Duke lend such conviction and humanity to these songs that it’s hard not to like them, even with their occasional missteps.
  4. Like the new Spider Bags, the fun seems to be slowly bleeding away. Not that it makes them any less catchy.
  5. Sunset/Sunrise is an advancement in craft from the pair's already fine debut. [Fall 2009, p.57]
  6. 70
    Its finest moments ('Let It Die,' 'Sunrise/Sunset,' and the beautifully tortured opener 'Hands')--featuring the duo's heartaching harmonizing--capture a uniquely tender gloom amid the droning atmospherics.
  7. 60
    A work in progress maybe, but the churchy disquiet of "The River" show them to be songwriters of true craft. [Jan 2010, p. 122]

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