Album Review: The River Curls Around the Town (8/10)

Crashes and Crushes

3300 RPM Records / Sweet Sounds vzw

Producers: Bart Bekker and Jan Vanwinckel

It’s easy to hear why this Belgian duo was one of MC’s Top 20 Prospects of 2020. They pack allure, novelty and elegance into every note. The first half of this double-album concerns life’s “crashes.” The second is an uplifting counterpoint regarding “crushes.” It misses the mark conceptually, but who cares when the results are this sweet? The melancholic spin on “Here Comes the Rain Again” alone makes checking it out worthwhile. – Andy Kaufmann