The Duke & the King - The Duke & the King
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  • Summary: The New York-based quartet--fronted by former Felice Brother, Simone Felice--releases its second album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Aug 16, 2011
    83
    Even when they're smiling sweetly and rubbing sleep from their eyes, Felice and crew know how to come on larger than life.
  2. Aug 12, 2011
    80
    A soulful strut, abetted by a backing singer who's a ringer for Sam Cooke, plus subtle psychedelic touches demonstrate why they 
don't call it classic rock for nothing.
  3. Aug 15, 2011
    80
    Felice is bedeviled by an unspecified sadness and longing, and that only adds to the resonance of well-constructed songs that will appeal to triple-A radio in the U.S., now that his band finally has gotten a purchase on its homeground.
  4. 60
    This is a really pleasing album. Just don't listen too hard to the words.