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ALBUM REVIEW: The Milk Carton Kids ~ Monterey

ptw scorebw710348938_978291222184137_9068297075449357944_oOn stage Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan offset their earnest folk music with self-effacing humour yet their albums are wholly musical affairs which have in the past found them lacking personality and spirit. Monterey corrects that somewhat with their strongest songwriting to date but that depth of character is still missing, preventing the album from becoming truly compelling. Their calling card remains their dynamic acoustic guitar playing, their sublime near-telepathic vocal harmonies that blend perfectly like Simon & Garfunkel and the ability to conjure a yearning ache in their voices akin to Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.

Chris Familton

this review was first published in The Music

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