The Color Spectrum

Album Review of The Color Spectrum by The Dear Hunter.

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The Color Spectrum

The Dear Hunter

The Color Spectrum by The Dear Hunter

Release Date: Jun 14, 2011
Record label: Triple Crown Records
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock

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The Color Spectrum - Very Good, Based on 2 Critics

PopMatters - 80
Based on rating 8/10
80

There’s a reason that certain albums resonate with us at different times. Some records just sound right as the leaves change color and the air cools during autumn months while others require warmer temperatures and brighter skies. Some songs make more sense on a rainy day than they do when the sun is shining brightly. The beauty of music lies in its canvas, which offers endless possibilities to the artist should they be willing to take on the task of creation with honesty, vision and passion.

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AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10
70

A departure from the Act I-VI album cycle that the band has been working on, The Color Spectrum finds the Dear Hunter moving in a different and even more conceptual direction, writing songs influenced by the visible range of the electromagnetic spectrum. While the project spans nine EPs consisting of 36 total tracks, this album collects just 11 of the songs, giving listeners a small taste of the massive project. Casey Crescenzo and company do an admirable job of sticking to the concept, especially given the abstract nature of the project, delivering a collection of songs that actually feel as if they represent the colors associated with them.

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