“Their latest album finds The Kennedys making music in peak form...The sound here is classic folk rock with hints of 60’s west coast of USA...The closing track could well sum up the album overall. Good, Better, Best might suggest their musical development and this album could easily be argued to fit that latter word.”
“The title track ‘West’ hooks from the first, and that’s what this album offers: hooks by the shovel-load, instantly enduring hooks, guitars plush and resonant with voices sliding around each other to lay down their stories. It’s pretty much ‘take your pick’ to find that luscious attraction. It's everywhere.”
“West” is a gem of an album; thirteen varied and beautifully-crafted songs played and sung with taste and sensitivity by two very gifted people...I haven’t heard a better album in a long time.” 5 out of 5 stars.
“Maura’s lead vocals still shine just as brightly as they once did while the instrumentation is perfectly played and the arrangement is carefully orchestrated, making for a rather enjoyable listen. This is a solid record that encompasses much of the duo’s life and times through the developing soul of Americana. Whether backing up the legendary Nanci Griffith or going at it alone, they are sure to always be entertaining.”
“‘West,’ a thirteen-track album featuring the duo in their full glory, is a musical journey around a number of styles, albeit closely-linked and wonderfully complimenting each other, all of which are performed with magnificent harmonies and effortless grace.”