By David Browne
Updated May 08, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Every other vintage genre has been revived lately; why not ’60s British folk rock? On The Eighteenth Day of May, the band of the same name nails most of the hallmarks of that style: the woodsy guitar jangle, the ballad in which young love leads to grisly murder, and the female singer who sounds like a princess trapped in a castle (Allison Brice, who recalls Pentangle’s Jacqui McShee). While never attaining the depth of Fairport Convention, the band’s beguiling jaunts will nonetheless make you want to book a vacation in the English countryside.

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