February 2014 National Music Reviews

Review: Color War – It Could Only Be This Way

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Color War
It Could Only Be This Way
Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse
Street: 03.04
Color War = Phantogram + Xiu Xiu
I always appreciate a well-produced album, one with some spice and a bit of bite to it. Color War’s upcoming release, It Could Only Be This Way, is an impeccable example of what a skilled producer can help create for a band. The beats, crafted by band member Billy J, are clean and resounding, and Lindsay Mound’s layered and dreamy vocals nicely complement the album. The album’s single, “SOS,” was probably my most listened to. But to me, nothing about the album screamed innovation, and it wasn’t all that memorable. Don’t get me wrong—it’s a respectable piece of work, but I really can’t see this album standing the test of time. –Kamryn Feigel
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