Colfax

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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
  2. Mixed: 0 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. Q Magazine
    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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