Two voices circling each other, an acoustic guitar and not much more determine this album. Sounds familiar? It is: The debut of the Milk Carton Kids actually sounds like a forgotten and now rediscovered record from the early days of Simon & Garfunkel, who were in the tradition of similar vocal duos like the Everly Brothers. On the one hand, of course, it all sounds very antiquated, not very exciting and too uniform. Positively speaking, however, the duo manage to create a unique atmosphere, giving their songs plenty of air to breathe and forcing the listener to follow them on their way. Not every song is successful, but in between there are always single lines of lyrics or vocal passages that give the listener goose bumps. Yes, it's a really antiquated, tradition-obsessed album. But is that so wrong? It's best to listen to it in peace and then judge for yourself.
Top Track: The Ash & Clay