Fires for the Cold

Album Review of Fires for the Cold by Jonah Tolchin.

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Fires for the Cold

Jonah Tolchin

Fires for the Cold by Jonah Tolchin

Release Date: Sep 13, 2019
Record label: Yep Roc
Genre(s): Country, Folk, Americana, Pop/Rock, Indie Folk, Acoustic Blues

70 Music Critic Score
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Fires for the Cold - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
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Jonah Tolchin is one of those guys with the gift of sounding worn and world-weary at the age of 27, a skill many young men have tried to master since Robert Zimmerman dreamed up a cooler new name, Bob Dylan, and an interesting backstory to go along with it. But unlike plenty of other singer/songwriters with a bluesy slant, Tolchin's songs sound like the work of a man who came by his weathered tone honestly, and 2019's Fires for the Cold is an album that speaks of loneliness and loss with the ring of truth. The subdued tone of most of Fires for the Cold suggests a man playing guitar with two or three friends in a room late at night, struggling not to wake the neighbors but determined to make his feelings audible.

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