Americana UK place Duke & The King as record of the year

Friday, 1st January 2010

bestof2009No 1. The Duke & the King "Nothing Gold Can Stay" This wasn’t one to be honest that we all agreed on but to be fair, the doubters were in a minority and like the Chinese with noodles (as someone said in the Lost Boys) how can that many people be wrong? As one writer put it "a combination of genuine soul and classic songwriting with scarcely a note wasted leaves you hungry for more."(KR)