My DAR­liNG Cle­MeN­TiNe

UNCUT - - New Albums - Bri­tish mar­ried duo plunge deeper into clas­sic R&B RoB HugHes

Still Tes­ti­fy­ing CoN­Ti­NeN­TAl SoNG CiTy 8/10 Michael We­ston King and Lou Dal­gleish have steadily moved away from the coun­try­poli­tan rigour of their 2011 de­but, the cou­ple now oper­at­ing in a more neb­u­lous place where gospel, coun­try and South­ern soul hap­pily col­lide. It suits them, too, par­tic­u­larly the play­ful “There’s noth­ing You Can Tell Me” and the brassy warmth of “The em­bers And The Flames”, which feels like a lost Bacharach-David chug­ger. Fidelity, de­cep­tion and re­gret con­tinue to act as loose the­matic threads, most acutely heard on ter­rific bal­lad “Yours Is The Cross That I Still Bear” and the al­lu­sive Dolly Par­ton tale, “Jo­lene’s Story”.

Mag­ickal: Daniel o’Sul­li­van

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