The Delines - The Imperial
The Imperial
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90
Wonderful, beautiful voice
90
Muy bonito y bien ejecutado. Tiene canciones muy buenas.
82
A familiar formula, but just as welcoming as ever. A subtle, quiet record packed with typical Americana/country rock staples that embraces you like a tight, warm hug. But packed under the relaxing subtly of the instrumentation is Willy Vautin's dark, tragic and even semi romantic lyrics delivered perfectly by Doone's dreary yet deeply alluring voice. This album is set of believable stories bought vividly to life trough pretty instrumentation and haunting vocals. The first album I have listened ... read more
Doofy
81
A small but still significant step up from their first album.

Vlautin's writing is as on point as ever, he has had absolutely no issue switching to female perspective lyrics.
luisdelrey2016
80
The brilliant The Imperial shows off some edgy and legit americana performance, this is the most likely human intimation of everyday feelings revealed on that such of lucid songwriting and stripped storytelling. It is helpt by an atmosphere cropped with full of minimalistic and orchestral instrumentals. This is what it can be expected by anybody else from the field musically, but this a lit of delights and calm around it. It cohexists with itself.

FAVS: Cheer up Charley, The Imperial, Eddie ... read more
DukeEman
77
It has a big mellow country heart to its bluesy tunes...
LilGatorade
75
Pretty good sounding but it's a little too inconsistent
akeller
75
Oddly enough, the thing that works best about this album is the cover. Hear me out. The image of an old, beat up car in a vacant lot somewhere, yet nowhere in particular, is exceedingly striking. We need this kind of image recognition, because it adds to the cinematic scope of some of these vignettes, and makes them much more vivid.

I like the fact that the album tells the stories straight, with no frills, and an expert level of unemotional narration. The facts are there, the names are there, ... read more
Fabi
70
really lovely record.
goncalocouto
70
✅ Cheer up Charley | Let's Be Us Again | Eddie & Polly | Holly the Hustle
CheapandLethal
65
Better stuff out there
rydenoir
60
"The Imperial" works best as something to put on the background, as the album offers some very well made slow country ballads. However the album's storytelling sometimes feels very generic and uninspired, despite being coated in fantastic instrumentation and arrangements.

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A very modern country album, "The Imperial" is a straightforward collection of songs rooted in self-reflection. The album is mostly enjoyable with good opening songs like the title track and "Where ... read more
50
The lyrics tell a beautifully damaged story, but the production and songwriting is lackluster across the album and the overall album feels basic and uninspired.

Favorites: Cheer up Charley, Let's Be Us Again, Holly the Hustle, That Old Haunted Place

Worst: The Imperial
matscomh
40
it's literally the same thing over and over. i can enjoy one song, but it feels like a weirdly boring mashup between Lana del Rey and Country Rock
Kuzushi
40
Smooth and soft melodies, pretty and tender vocals, crystal clear lyrics: The Imperial is a well-crafted album, but the despondent and resigned vibe doesn't sit well with me. There are feeble thoughts of hope scattered around, yet the ultimate tone is that of feeling sorry for oneself—just like Charley on the first song. I can fully appreciate melancholy, except when it's moribund and callow.
ieatcheesepie
32
its just the same thing over and over and over and over again.Or its probably just not my thing. i dunno.
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57%of users like this album
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