Album: Lady of the Sunshine, Smoking Gun (Flock Records)

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It’s full of the “emotions in [the young Sydneysider’s] head”, and these seem to range away from the folkiness of his sister-brother act and into darker, broodier blues territory.

And therein lies the problem: for while Smoking Gun demonstrates Stone’s range as a guitarist, it also highlights his limitations as a solo singer. The mellow ones work better than the headbangers.

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