Colours of the Night Image
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  • Summary: The Oregon-born singer-songwriter/producer went to Switzerland and recorded this album with a Swiss backing band with producer Timo Keller.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
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  1. 90
    Throughout the album, Broderick conveys the sense that he has a confidence in his songs to the extent that a hitherto unknown (to him) band can bring out their quality. It’s a risk, of course, but the rewards are at times startling
  2. Apr 27, 2015
    80
    The sticking point for some might be Broderick’s voice, which shares a boyish sweetness with singers like Jens Lekman and José Gonzalez--perfect for country ballads but which struggles to carry some of the slighter compositions.
  3. Mojo
    Apr 27, 2015
    80
    Its 10 redemptive songs oscillating between Americana, baroque chamber balladry and unabashed pop. [May 2015, p.98]
  4. Uncut
    Apr 27, 2015
    70
    Colours Of The Night is mostly served well by the extra hands, the songs breathing with quietly assured movements. [May 2015, p.71]
  5. Apr 29, 2015
    70
    It can be a slightly heavy listen but when you’re as good at it as he is, it is fine to embrace it.
  6. Apr 27, 2015
    65
    Colours is not a bad record, far from it. It does, however, feel like an experiment that has gone slightly out of control; exhilarating and dazzling at times, worrying at others.
  7. Q Magazine
    Apr 29, 2015
    60
    The mood is largely sombre, quiet reflection the order of the day, although the odd striking lyric does leap out.... A grower. [Jun 2015, p.102]

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