Handsome Family in Metro

Friday, 1st May 2009

A 20th wedding anniversary occasioned this appropriately titled eighth album from the king and queen of country noir, Brett and Rennie Sparks, and it's as bathed in languid sunshine as its predecessor was steeped in graveyard Gothic.Love is in the air, albeit of a tenderly melancholic kind, and the velvet-coated opener Linger, Let Me Linger smoothly sets Honey Moon's 1950s lounge-jazz vibe.* * * *