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  • Summary: The self-titled album is the third for the San Francisco duo.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Their take on Delta blues and twisted folk is continually spot-on, going down equally well with a bad breakup or a cold beer with pals. [Nov 2007, p.172]
  2. 80
    Two Gallants make good on their promise with this third LP. [Oct 2007, p.94]
  3. Sure, Two Gallants might take a good four tracks to get going, but the five that follow are outstanding--alive, almost.
  4. It's tempting to write Stephens off as self-obsessed (which, in all fairness, places him in a long line of beloved singer-songwriters, from Bob Dylan on), but nonetheless, there are some compelling melodies here and more than enough commitment.
  5. 66
    While they’re as adept as any duo at infusing world-weary melancholy into every bar, they’re not really raising the bar with this one.
  6. While the limitations of their two-man line-up means that the music never takes flight in quite the same way, the austere likes of 'Fly Low Carrion Crow' still leaves an indelible mark. [Oct 2007, p.106]
  7. So far--on two full-lengths and a pair of EPs--the results have been underwhelming. That trend continues on this homonymous disc.

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