City and Colour – Little Hell

      Little Hell is the third album by City and Colour released on June 7, 2011. Besides Dallas Green who recorded the majority of the instrumentals himself, contributing musicians on the record also include Daniel Romano of Attack in Black, Dylan Green and Scott Remila of Raising the Fawn, Nick Skalkos of The Miniatures, Misha Bower of Bruce Peninsula and Anna Jarvis and Jordan Mitchell of The Rest. The album art is an illustration of Allard Schager’s photo ‘Fields of Gold’, originally taken in a tulip field outside Alkmaar in North Holland.
City and Colour – Little Hell received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 78, based on 11 reviews, which indicates “generally favorable reviews”

      James Christopher Monger: ” On Little Hell, the third outing from City and Colour, Dallas Green laments, pines, and celebrates loves both won and lost, employing a dusky, electrified patina of old and new country with a tinge of soul that’s miles (sonically) from his work with the post-hardcore outfit Alexisonfire. Equal parts Whiskeytown, The Low Anthem, and Jeff Buckley, the album is built on a foundation of melancholy, but never falls into complete despair. Steeped in the abyss of late-night introspection, Green has the voice to carry the weight of his protagonists, whether it’s a sibling’s descent into darkness (“O’ Sister”) or the glimmer of hope amongst the ruins of past relationships (“We Found Each Other in the Dark”), and the songs’ lush yet deceptively simple arrangements allow his words the room to resonate. “


City and Colour – Little Hell Tracklist

1. “We Found Each Other in the Dark” 00:01
2. “Natural Disaster” 04:22
3. “The Grand Optimist” 08:12
4. “Little Hell” 12:17
5. “Fragile Bird” 17:00
6. “Northern Wind” 21:18
7. “O’ Sister” 25:33
8. “Weightless” 30:10
9. “Sorrowing Man” 33:22
10. “Silver and Gold” 37:54
11. “Hope for Now” 42:34

City and Colour - Little Hell

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