Heart Like a River

Producer (group): Polyvinyl

Since backing Lisa Loeb in the early-’90s paisley mainstream, Ida’s Daniel Littleton and Elizabeth Mitchell have made quiet albums about simple desires: love, stability, understanding. Their eighth studio effort, the soft-focused Heart Like a River, similarly drifts inward, inventorying a relationship’s peccadilloes while pianos plunk and guitars sigh in stunners like ”Sundown” and ”What Can I Do?” The duo’s voices may be muted by the small tragedies of heartache, but their resolve rings strong and true.

Originally posted February 28 2005 — 12:00 AM EST

More from Our Partners