Vol. 1 - Young Man
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  • Summary: Singer-songwriter Colin Caulfield's second full-length album and his first with a full band was produced by John McEntire of the Sea and Cake.
  • Record Label: French Kiss
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Dream Pop, Alternative Singer/Songwriter
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. May 23, 2012
    87
    Each track seamlessly flows into the next, making the album kind of just one long song about transitive early age....It's beautiful.
  2. 80
    What we get is truly stellar introspection from a young adult on the verge of something big.
  3. Jun 19, 2012
    80
    That Vol.1 can capture that energy and enthusiasm of the [excellent] live show, the youthful vigor that prevents it from going into the realm of self-indulgent fogey prog pretty much guarantees we'll be following their career until they're old men. [No.88 p.60]
  4. May 23, 2012
    65
    The hooks often lack a singular focus, and there's a significant amount of fun to be had while working in a studio that's better off left on the cutting room floor.
  5. May 23, 2012
    60
    Occasionally it's beautiful--the acoustic breakdown in 'Thoughts' is unexpectedly sublime--and often beguiling.
  6. May 23, 2012
    60
    Vol. 1's heavier layers of glimmering guitar, celestial synths, and twinkling percussion flourishes serve more to create distance between Caulfield and the listener than convey that earlier intimacy in a new way.
  7. Jun 26, 2012
    40
    With no appealing tunes or choruses to hang his hat on, Caufield's limp, blank vocals founder. [Jul 2012, p.88]

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