Michael Lavine
Andy Greenwald
February 23, 2007 AT 05:00 AM EST

Dean (Wareham) & Britta (Phillips) emerge from the rumpled bed that was Luna, the critically adored New York City group that disbanded in 2005. The crooning couple stick to what they know best on the dreamy Back Numbers, a mix of breathy covers (the Troggs, Lee Hazlewood) and intimate originals spiked with Wareham’s laconic talk-singing and smoothed out by Phillips’ icy purr. With lullabies like the moody, Moog-y duet ”Words You Used to Say,” who needs sleeping pills? B

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