Dallas Green + Nashville = one happy hipster. With their fifth full-length, City and Colour take fans on a journey down yet another fresh musical highway—following signs for open space, syrupy vocals and, of course, the well-traveled upbeat/depressing lyrical dynamic Green has become known for. “Woman” expresses over nine minutes of shoegaze before “Northern Blues” brings back a more straightforward blues approach. The album’s highlight, “Wasted Love,” hits a familiar indie chord, but is separated from the commercial pack with a vocal presence only Dallas Green can deliver.
City and Colour
If I Should Go Before You
Dine Alone Records
Producers: Dallas Green, Karl “Horse” Bareham