Colter Wall

Colter Wall - Colter Wall
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 36 ratings
May 12, 2017 / Release Date
LP / Format
Thirty Tigers, Young Mary's / Label
Americana, Folk, Country / Genres
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Amazingly dark and beautiful Colter Wall's second EP is a beacon that every modern country artist should respect. Slow and sad is how I would describe most of these tracks. Surprisedly for how young Colter was when he made this album the lyrical content is mature and poetic but also dark and real. He uses story telling as an asset to keep the listener focused and active. The lyrics are backed by the minimalistic instrumentals that strongly include acoustic guitar, fiddle, and rusty percussion. ... read more
It's your 22 year old grandfather.
Honestly, this dude's voice comes seriously enexpected. Really captivating storytelling and songwritting. It's a nice modern day gateway album for country music.

GO LISTEN TO: Kate McCannon
8.0 for a country record without indie cred on Pitchfork is a big deal; this seems to be the maximum score they'll hand out to a non-alt-country album these days, mostly reserved for artists like Kacey Musgraves or Sturgill Simpson, two of the best 2010s country artists. So naturally, I listened to Colter Wall expecting big things, and I'm still not quite sure why I was so disappointed, but a few shortcomings stood out. Wall's deep voice is certainly unusual, but the novelty seemed to cover up ... read more
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Track List

  1. Thirteen Silver Dollars
  2. Codeine Dream
  3. Me and Big Dave
  4. Motorcycle
  5. Kate McCannon
  6. W.B.'s Talkin
  7. Snake Mountain Blues
  8. You Look to Yours
  9. Transcendent Ramblin' Railroad Blues
  10. Fraulein
  11. Bald Butte
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Added on: May 9, 2017