Colfax - The Delines
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  • Summary: This is the debut release for the new band formed by Richmond Fontaine's Willy Vlautin with Amy Boone and Sean Oldham.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
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  1. Jun 13, 2014
    90
    Musically, this is probably the richest collection of songs Vlautin has written.
  2. 85
    Colfax, then, resembles best of Richmond Fontaine’s work: unassuming, deceptively simple songs that gradually gain the resonance of a great short story that happens to be accompanied by great music.
  3. Jun 13, 2014
    80
    Vlautin's literary side is very much evident, with the lyrics of these 11 songs effectively vivid short stories populated by bruised characters. [May 2014, p.108]
  4. Jun 13, 2014
    80
    It's a new band, a new sound, but the same old, marvellous songwriting. It's a killer combination.
  5. Jun 18, 2014
    80
    The result of the collaboration is a gorgeous set of songs set in late-night bars after work, as denizens tell their stories with the appropriate tenor of resignation and hope.
  6. Aug 1, 2014
    80
    This is a consistently enjoyable album.
  7. 80
    This may be a side project or a one-off, except in many ways the sum exceeds the (very distinguished) parts in terms of emotional effect.
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