Hailing from the great Midwest, The Sextons have an unfortunate handle on the atmospheric folk genre. They seem to be aiming for the Coldplay market, and in that aspect, they are succeeding. Their songs blend nicely into one large lump, with each indistinguishable from the others — even on repeated listens. We’ll give them a break because this is their debut, and they have a good ingredient for mainstream success; they have what many bands aim for, which is listenability. While pleasant, this lacks the other good ingredient: catchiness. The songs don’t stick in your head; they just float by. This adds up to a mostly boring listening experience, which most serious music listeners will just pass over.
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