Bring Me Your Love Review

artist: City and Colour date: 05/10/2008 category: compact discs
City and Colour: Bring Me Your Love
Release Date: Feb 11, 2008
Label: Vagrant
Genres: Contemporary Singer/Songwriter, Indie Rock
Number Of Tracks: 12
Bring Me Your Love, the second album from Dallas Green's solo project City And Colour, shows an artist settling nicely into his new gig as an acoustic singer/songwriter.
 Sound: 8.5
 Lyrics: 9
 Overall Impression: 9
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overall: 9
Bring Me Your Love Reviewed by: TheChiliPepper, on may 09, 2008
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Sound: Dallas Green already has an amazing voice and in the Bring Me Your love album it only gets better. This album differs from the Sometimes album, it has a more folkier touch to it with the added harmonicas and banjo in a few songs. The album sounds like a collaboration of Bright Eyes and Iron & Wine, which is of course two thumbs up! The melodies, feelings, and all around musical prowess Dallas Green delivers on this album are definitely worth listening to over and over again. // 9

Lyrics: There is so much emotion hidden in the lyrics of each song. In an interview Dallas said that the lyrics on this album differs from the lyrics on Sometimes because it is him analyzing himself as a person rather than about break ups and all that other good stuff. Although most of the songs are lyrically sad the tone is uplifting which adds and interesting twist to it. // 9

Overall Impression: The most impressive songs on this album are: The Death Of Me, Body In A Box, Sleeping Sickness, Waiting, What Makes A Man?, Against The Grain and The Girl. The other songs are not terrible they're just in a sense not up to par compared to the rest. For the most part the changes from the album Sometimes work it shows a more mature and confident side of Dallas Green. // 9

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overall: 8.7
Bring Me Your Love Reviewed by: forgiveforget, on may 10, 2008
1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Sound: Dallas Green (of alexisonfire fame) shines on another one of his excellent solo albums but in a different light this time. While the basic premise of City and Colour is a man and his guitar, Dallas manages to bring more instruments and a different sound from his debut album Sometimes. On Bring Me Your Love the sound is much more raw than the polished Sometimes. highly their natural bpolished Sometimes, the (mostly acoustic) guitars can be heard in eauty. What is different this time is the extra emphasis on other instruments. Dallas invites a drummer, plays harmonica, and one song features what seems to be a choir. While all of this makes the sound a little less intimate than on Sometimes, I can't say that I loved all of it but it does complement him on some songs. As I said before the sound is rawer (on some songs guitar work sounds like it's just being recorded straight through a mic which isn't bad) but there are some very nice touches and effects added. While I found myself longing for his old sound on certain songs, the album has certainly grown on me and I haven't been able to put it down. // 8

Lyrics: On this album you can instantly recognize Dallas's signature piercing vocals that in my opinion counter the rawer feel of this album very well. Though on some songs (for example Confessions) he decides to sing in what seems to be a lower register and it sounds like he is trying too hard and just doesn't fit too well (as a side note for those of you that have his live album, Confessions isn't nearly as powerful on this album). On most songs he generously utilizes reverb which adds a very nice touch. This time around the lyrics are much more about Dallas himself, his conflicts, his troubles within himself, and his views on life. In another interesting move Dallas invites Gordon Downie (of Tragically Hip fame) to sing on one of his songs (Sleeping Sickness) which was one of the more gripping songs on the album. Overall the sound is more of the same (which in this case is a good thing) and the content is unique and always emotionally powerful. // 9

Overall Impression: It's almost not fair to compare this album to Sometimes as they are very similar yet so different. Both are excellent albums and must haves for any Dallas Green fan. While this album has its definite high points it also has some ehh alright songs. The definite highlights of the album are The Girl, Body in a Box, and Sleeping Sickness, but there aren't any "bad" songs (Constant Knot comes close though). A great album and I am looking forward to his next project. // 9

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