11 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

This British boy/girl duo continue their excellent journey into making records that split their grooves and bytes into infectious, smart pop and quiet, wry folk. Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor’s voices are but a whisper on tunes like “Everything Is New” and “Paraguay and Panama,“ but both showcase rich, soulful performances when their voices bloom on tunes like the Motown-flavored “Suffering You, Suffering Me” and the Roy Orbison–esque “Not Mine to Love.” The urgent “Complete Surrender” is a potent brew of slinky rhythms, desire-driven strings, and alluring lyrics; it's a very contemporary take on soul music, which warms a great deal of the collection. Taylor’s delivery on the fabulous “Tears of Joy” recalls the smoky folk-pop-soul of ‘60s hits like “Angel of the Morning” and much of Dusty Springfield’s catalog. The sultry “Number One” is as intoxicating as silk on bare skin. Slow Club’s modern makeover of soul is impressive and breathtaking.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This British boy/girl duo continue their excellent journey into making records that split their grooves and bytes into infectious, smart pop and quiet, wry folk. Charles Watson and Rebecca Taylor’s voices are but a whisper on tunes like “Everything Is New” and “Paraguay and Panama,“ but both showcase rich, soulful performances when their voices bloom on tunes like the Motown-flavored “Suffering You, Suffering Me” and the Roy Orbison–esque “Not Mine to Love.” The urgent “Complete Surrender” is a potent brew of slinky rhythms, desire-driven strings, and alluring lyrics; it's a very contemporary take on soul music, which warms a great deal of the collection. Taylor’s delivery on the fabulous “Tears of Joy” recalls the smoky folk-pop-soul of ‘60s hits like “Angel of the Morning” and much of Dusty Springfield’s catalog. The sultry “Number One” is as intoxicating as silk on bare skin. Slow Club’s modern makeover of soul is impressive and breathtaking.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

jyo_tirmaya ,

So sultry and excellent!

Rebecca Taylor and Charles Watson, Slow Club, have evolved so magnificently and noticeably from the very good pop-friendly music of their debut "Yeah, So?" What was once a jaunty exchange about love and all of its nuances - sometimes Taylor taking the vocals; sometimes Watson - has now morphed into a moodier kind of album/band who are still all about the theme of loving moods. This album "Complete Surrender" has Taylor sounding a little like Lana Del Rey being backed on vocals with Charles Watson. Their individual songs complement each other's perfectly. The sound is that of a very different band - in a good way - from their 2009 debut, and I welcome the change. Really good sultry music with two really good singer/songwriters who I hope someday will be more noticed and appreciated.

Evan7194 ,

This Album is the Bomb

This album is like a dream you dont want to wake up from.

Paulbsg ,

Everything is new...wondering

WOW this is amazing...so awesome.... love the whole CD Amazing voices. Love it!1

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