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The first time I listened to the album I felt strangely disappointed. I absolutely loved Amy Boone's voice but the ...,
This review is from: Colfax (Audio CD)
OK, so it's a cardinal sin to begin by mentioning Richmond Fontaine, but I am a longstanding fan so I was keen to see what Willy Vlautin was going to do with this new group. The first time I listened to the album I felt strangely disappointed. I absolutely loved Amy Boone's voice but the songs sounded simplistic and a bit samey. How wrong I was. A few more listens and hearing them do the the album live and I was completely hooked. Now I feel that it is the simplicity of the lyrics that make the songs (with her beautiful voice) so perfect. In fact it's wonderful how she manages to put so much emotion into songs like 'I won't slip up' (my favourite) and 'Colfax Ave'. When you get goosebumps time and time again you know they are doing something very right.
And there aren't many who can write a lyric like 'your fingerprints on me have begun to fade'.....
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Initial post: 23 Sep 2014 21:20:15 BDT
Agreed, I saw them at the Brudenell in Leeds...this may sound odd, but they were just so grown up, no theatrics or grandiloquent gestures, just great beautiful music, and yes, those lyrics!
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