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|5.0 classic||Thomas Spicer | June 14th 11|
objectively the best album ever if you disagree you're wrong
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|4.5 superb||Quadrochosis | June 14th 11|
This has been one of my most anticipated releases of 2011. After finally hearing it, I can say it was well worth the wait. Out of the 36 songs, at least 30 of them are better than "Above Average", with the other 6 or so being at least "Good". The entire compilation, it's packaging, and the concept behind it all help to make it one of the best releases of 2011, as well as the best release from The Dear Hunter we've seen yet. Kudos to Casey and the rest of the band for creating such a superb work of art!
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|5.0 classic||singtheoverture | June 15th 11|
hipsters probably won't get it, because of how stupid they dress. But everyone else will love it.
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|4.0 excellent||Alexander | June 15th 11|
In the aftermath of Thrice's The Alchemy Index, Jon Foreman Seasons, and Mae's Morning/Afternoon/Evening. Crescenzo under his monkier The Dear Hunter take on what is currently one of the most overblown concept album/projects to date with The Color Spectrum. Overall, Crescenzo's attempt to "interpret" some of these colors are a bit ambiguous but there is absolutely no doubt the Complete Color Spectrum showcases his ability to craft a variety of different moods and feelings through the nine EP's. In a sense, just about everything you listen to here isn't really groundbreaking new-but his ability create a diverse range of solid songs make The Color Spectrum a worthwhile project to sink your teeth into days upon days.
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|5.0 classic||glaurung | June 18th 11|
I can't think of too many other bands that could pull something like this off.
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|2.5 average||Qwe Qwetherington | June 24th 11|
way too fucking long individual eps are the way to go although musics still not amazing
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|5.0 classic||lerbdude | June 18th 11|
This complete collection is literally one of the greatest of all time. Casey has really done well with these EP's and now has a groundbreaking album which will lead him to more fans. Awesome album.
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|5.0 classic||Isaacbean | June 17th 11|
This is so much more than music. This is so much more than a "work of art". This is just beyond words. The shear production if this masterpiece is enough to astound anyone. The lyrics are (I believe) the best lyrics this band has ever done. Each EP is it's own album; it's own story. The themes within each song are portrayed so well to any listener. This project also proves that we all have that attention span that has been stereotyped as being whittled away. Truly a masterpiece worth of being awarded as a classic.
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|4.5 superb||SowingSeason EMERITUS | June 15th 11|
The Color Spectrum may not be perfectly executed from a conceptual perspective, but you have to hand it to The Dear Hunter for trying because they end up making one hell of a rock album in the process. In fact, The Color Spectrum may be most appreciated when listened to as nothing more than that; or perhaps when observed as nine individual EPs instead of one cohesive work. Either way, it is difficult to find flaws damning enough to consider this anything other than one of 2011?s premier releases in alternative rock. It is simply too grand - too overwhelmingly impressive in its scope ? not to be enjoyed by fans of all genres. The Dear Hunter present to us their crowning achievement to date; enjoy it.
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|5.0 classic||jasonslfl | June 14th 11|
In all honesty, my expectations for this release weren't very high. It seemed a bit too ambitious, and I wasn't convinced that The Dear Hunter could pull off creating 36 songs worth of interesting material. Having just listened to the entire compilation, I take back every doubt that I had. This is by and far the best Dear Hunter release to date in my opinion, and I'm on the verge of saying it's better than Between The Heart And The Synapse, which is one of my favorite albums of all time. Hats off to you Casey Crescenzo and other fellows.
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|0.0 ||PerpetualChange | March 14th 12|
I know this is an unpopular opinion, but I really feel like this is a project full of half-assed arrangements and quickly written songs. The Acts are great, but I just can't get as excited about this album as others seem to be.
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|4.5 superb||seymour buttes | July 17th 11|
an absolutley HUGE record. anything less than a 4 for this is crazy. this is more than music. its art.
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|4.0 excellent||Foursmallhats | June 22nd 11|
It'll probably take all year for me to really wrap my head around this 2 1/2 hours of music, but judging by how varied and all-encompassing this is, I can't imagine it being anything lower than a 4. For anyone.
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|5.0 classic||rokknroll4 | June 15th 11|
Couldn't bring myself to give this anything less than a 5. I loved every song. I think there's a word for that: "fanboy". Or maybe its actually that good?
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|5.0 classic||Cartoons Plural | October 28th 13|
Absolutely flawless. Blew me away the first time I sat down and went through the whole thing.
|4.5 superb||MikeDominguez | July 30th 13|
The Color Spectrum is one of those massive albums. Even if I lived in an alternate universe in which I didn't love it. I'd have to give it a high rating, because it's not every day that someone has the balls to make a concept album tackling something as universal and vast as the fucking color spectrum, and it is an even rarer occurrence that the album succeeds greatly. Delivering a steady stream of quality and variety on each of the three discs. Within the 36 tracks contained, there is something for everyone. The problem with this is that the album, at times feels too thinly spread, and you'll find yourself wishing that there was more of one thing or less of another. But, in the end, it's a very interesting and ambitious album, that should definitely appeal to fans, newcomers, and complete strangers alike
|0.0 ||Xaulb | July 18th 12|
Definitely overrated, at least on this site, but still a great showcase of Casey Crescenzo's vocal talent and versatility.
|0.0 ||Jacob Royal STAFF | March 11th 12|
Well, shit. Casey, you've impressd me beyond belief, and now I don't possess even the slightest hint of a doubt that you can do any music style you choose. However, now your next task is locating exactly what music niche you want to master, for all of this is fantastic but nothing just blows my mind like I so desperately want it to. Get to it, you musical slave you!
|4.5 superb||Mark James Irwin | March 6th 12|
It's difficult to rate each EP individually, but it's a solid collection of songs. Casey Crescenzo and company pass with flying colors (ahahaha, I slay me).
|3.5 great||julien | February 5th 12|
I don't think I've ever come across a band apart from The Dear Hunter that can write music in so many styles and genres and still make it sound like a cohesive album.
|4.0 excellent||Andrew Walker | January 16th 12|
Easily the most ambitious album of 2011, and one of the most ambitious albums ever. Brilliant.
|4.5 superb||Kubrick | January 11th 12|
A mammoth release of nine 4-track EPs, each one dedicated to a specific color of the rainbow (including one for black and white). This collection makes its claim for excellence just through shear consistency. Not only does every color have its own incredibly distinct sound and instrumental style (except possibly orange and red), they are all good. Really good. The tracks on here basically range from quality to superb, which is unbelievable considering the amount of experimentation and diversity on display. This variation also makes the album an absolute joy to listen to on shuffle. You're always hearing something different from the folky, acoustic "Green" to the sugary, fun-loving "Yellow" to the aggressive, industrial "Black" to the woozy, understated "Blue" to the trippy, electronic "Indigo." It's really a marvel to hear a band traverse so many different styles and pull them all off with such poise and creativity.
|5.0 classic||DoodVogeltje | December 4th 11|
It's very hard to compose 36 excellent songs, but The Dear Hunter's done a remarkable job with The Color Spectrum. There are a lot of songs that stand out, but the ones that don't aren't necessarily bad. That's what makes this album a true blast!
|4.5 superb||OurNumbers | November 22nd 11|
A masterpiece that spans across nearly the entire world of music.
|4.5 superb||olddirtydoggy | September 15th 11|
Meant to rate it in my comment so here we go, I rated it goddammit! Superb release that makes me tingle between my legs.
|4.5 superb||Motiv3 | September 6th 11|
herp derp its too long herp derp. Seriously if thats the only reason you can rate this low then you need to get your head out of your ass.
|4.5 superb||NeutralThunder12 | September 5th 11|
Despite the fact that the Red EP falls flat for me, the rest of this collection has pretty much showed me that Casey Creszenco is the best, and most varied songwriter in modern music. How you make 9 EP's, all showcasing recreations of different musical styles work so consistently is utterly astounding. Black and Indigo both explore the dark and light elements of electronica while Orange recreates 70's blues brilliantly by channeling both Hendrix and The Doors to create a familiar, yet somehow unique take on such a classic genre. Yellow is a tribute to cute yet sophisticated pop of the late 60's in vein of bands such as The Beatles and The Who, while Green is a stunning look at alternative indie/folk. I could go on and on about how well Casey has handled recreating these genres while still offering more familiar Dear Hunter sounds such as those found on Violet and White, while slapping his signature vocal melodies and introspective lyrics upon every song on here. Only a few moments fall flat, yet its barely noticeable on one of the most consistent, diverse and fun releases I've ever heard. It deserves all the attention and praise it has received, hands down.
|0.0 ||OnlyAnchors | July 16th 11|
yellow, green, orange and blue are very good but the rest is inconsistent. violet and white are kinda corny to me and red and black dont sound convincing. pretty ok listen
|0.0 ||RaiseHail | July 10th 11|
Each EP varies slightly from 3.5/4.5, but as a whole it's a 5.
|0.0 ||Rambo | July 5th 11|
Why rate only one EP, when I can come to this and rate them all. Fuck yeah! m/
|5.0 classic||ncWOLFsu | June 20th 11|
This is an absolutely fantastic collection of music. I agree with the sentiment that there
is definitely at least one EP on here for everyone. This fact is very evident when
considering the diversity in what people have identified as their favorite colors. I hope it
stays this highly rated. Casey and The Dear Hunter deserve more recognition for their
talents, and I hope The Color Spectrum is the release that makes that happen for them.
|4.0 excellent||Nomos | June 19th 11|
A bit of filler causes my initial excitement to go down a bit.
|4.5 superb||NightofCydonia | June 18th 11|
A surprisingly consistent, assuredly superb collection of music. If i had to rate my least favorite EP i would have to say blue. Not a fan of blue. Maybe it will grow on me though.r
|5.0 classic||Narekito | June 15th 11|
Perfection. Amazing songwriting that spans a myriad genres. Casey is truly one of the greatest songwriters of our generation.
|5.0 classic||Megatron | June 15th 11|
It has to be rated "classic."rReason being an artist just got #19 yesterday in MP3 downloads on Amazon for picking up instruments and singing. That alone is amazing in today's music industry. Almost beat out Britney!rIn all seriousness, this release is great. It is so spot on in defining the colors in sound and casey has written some of the most beautiful melodies ever written. Seriously, stream it first if you don't believe me.
|5.0 classic||inertia2 | June 14th 11|
Amazing collection of songs, I cannot understand how Casey manages such consistency and quality throughout the nine EP's. I can't pick out a favourite, it is all amazing.
|4.0 excellent||iGuter | June 14th 11|
I think it's funny that a $35 album is #1 on their bestsellers so far. Eager fans I have to say. I agree with them. There are way better songs on this album then the 11 track album. Get this one.
|4.5 superb||OmegaX | November 2nd 13|
|4.5 superb||zxlkho | September 28th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Eric | August 24th 13|
|5.0 classic||zmol | July 27th 13|
|5.0 classic||ANJ45 | July 6th 13|
|5.0 classic||Ulshad | July 2nd 13|
|4.0 excellent||Martxvx | April 5th 13|
|4.5 superb||kmace | April 2nd 13|
|4.5 superb||ZmbZ98 | April 1st 13|
|5.0 classic||booth | March 27th 13|
|4.0 excellent||NeoSpaz | March 17th 13|
|5.0 classic||Mr16 | March 17th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Chris | February 16th 13|
|5.0 classic||benhxc | February 2nd 13|
|5.0 classic||syco722 | January 15th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Escain | January 6th 13|
|4.5 superb||br1nk | January 2nd 13|
|4.5 superb||Shimana | December 19th 12|
|4.5 superb||mybeard | December 9th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Mikkel | November 28th 12|
|4.0 excellent||choch25 | November 7th 12|
|5.0 classic||ADM20 | October 22nd 12|
|5.0 classic||ala | October 16th 12|
|4.5 superb||JoshTh | October 9th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Dan | October 1st 12|
|5.0 classic||kmbobal | October 1st 12|
|4.5 superb||Dronach | September 30th 12|
|4.5 superb||Epeich | September 20th 12|
|4.5 superb||xVision | September 3rd 12|
|4.5 superb||KYZAR | August 13th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Austin | July 18th 12|
|2.0 poor||tysly | July 12th 12|
|5.0 classic||Bogdan | July 4th 12|
|4.5 superb||Essoen | July 1st 12|
|4.0 excellent||swaggie | June 28th 12|
|3.5 great||chris | June 26th 12|
|4.0 excellent||jbeck18 | June 21st 12|
|4.0 excellent||Chippy | June 18th 12|
|4.0 excellent||PieRye | June 12th 12|
|4.5 superb||cmgerm | June 11th 12|
|4.0 excellent||sora236 | June 10th 12|
|4.5 superb||Bhawd | June 9th 12|
|4.5 superb||awf170 | June 5th 12|
|4.5 superb||Tess | May 26th 12|
|3.0 good||bloc | May 16th 12|
|3.5 great||Rail | May 1st 12|
|4.5 superb||lerem | May 1st 12|
|4.5 superb||Ronen | April 24th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Zeiu | April 15th 12|
|4.0 excellent||FrFRfr | April 9th 12|
|5.0 classic||Julia | April 6th 12|
|4.5 superb||Thomas | April 5th 12|
|4.5 superb||Dashy | April 1st 12|
|4.5 superb||Cryio | March 21st 12|
|4.5 superb||Feels | March 21st 12|
|4.0 excellent||Ruezann | March 14th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Thef | March 7th 12|
|4.5 superb||Winrar | March 7th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Oddsy | March 1st 12|
|3.5 great||Mike08 | February 21st 12|
|4.5 superb||Aberjam | February 11th 12|
|4.5 superb||elry2k | February 8th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Cyan1d3 | February 6th 12|
|5.0 classic||Stomped | February 1st 12|
|4.5 superb||mvood | January 23rd 12|
|4.0 excellent||Asator | January 19th 12|
|5.0 classic||Tyler | January 18th 12|
|5.0 classic||mcchub | January 12th 12|
|4.5 superb||Durks | January 8th 12|
|3.0 good||lobby | January 7th 12|
|4.0 excellent||mort | January 5th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Beecher | January 5th 12|
|5.0 classic||cyalily | December 30th 11|
|3.0 good||doqtor | December 28th 11|
|4.5 superb||CoConi | December 27th 11|
|4.5 superb||Jethro | December 14th 11|
|3.5 great||KUBT | December 10th 11|
|4.5 superb||Gorille | December 8th 11|
|4.0 excellent||ADAMWD | December 7th 11|
|4.5 superb||Andrea | December 3rd 11|
|5.0 classic||pcar | December 2nd 11|
|4.5 superb||NateT | December 2nd 11|
|5.0 classic||Shadein | December 1st 11|
|5.0 classic||Mowgli | December 1st 11|
|4.5 superb||aflak7 | November 30th 11|
|4.5 superb||Tom | November 28th 11|
|5.0 classic||Sprat16 | November 25th 11|
|4.5 superb||Giles | November 20th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Davey Boy STAFF | November 13th 11|
|4.5 superb||ZBJE | November 11th 11|
|5.0 classic||btbam42 | November 8th 11|
|4.5 superb||Adam | November 7th 11|
|4.5 superb||Zack | November 3rd 11|
|3.0 good||fish CONTRIBUTOR | October 30th 11|
|4.5 superb||xevman | October 27th 11|
|5.0 classic||jg777 | October 23rd 11|
|5.0 classic||Pugnax | October 21st 11|
|4.5 superb||Collity | October 13th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Oafdog | October 3rd 11|
|4.5 superb||PacM4n | September 14th 11|
|4.0 excellent||ziroth | September 10th 11|
|5.0 classic||andcas | September 9th 11|
|4.5 superb||cb123 | September 6th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Caleb C. | September 4th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Thanntos | September 1st 11|
|3.5 great||nick77 | August 22nd 11|
|4.0 excellent||Tupik | August 14th 11|
|5.0 classic||G.M.B. | August 13th 11|
|3.5 great||toxin | August 11th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Oceanus | August 10th 11|
|4.5 superb||gervin | August 3rd 11|
|5.0 classic||thecwo | July 25th 11|
|4.5 superb||Calum | July 20th 11|
|4.5 superb||CutMan | July 20th 11|
|4.5 superb||Aether | July 16th 11|
|4.0 excellent||discoe | July 13th 11|
|4.0 excellent||wojodta | July 12th 11|
|5.0 classic||fheris | July 9th 11|
|5.0 classic||coleba | July 6th 11|
|4.5 superb||po0ty | July 6th 11|
|4.5 superb||Dev518 | July 5th 11|
|4.0 excellent||ti0n | July 4th 11|
|4.5 superb||Bill | July 1st 11|
|5.0 classic||ryan10 | July 1st 11|
|4.0 excellent||Quinn | June 30th 11|
|4.5 superb||sklart | June 29th 11|
|4.5 superb||Drpibb | June 29th 11|
|4.5 superb||Danny | June 26th 11|
|5.0 classic||GBJ | June 24th 11|
|4.5 superb||Nomis | June 23rd 11|
|4.5 superb||RCKilm | June 22nd 11|
|4.5 superb||kojpl | June 21st 11|
|4.0 excellent||DayMan | June 21st 11|
|4.0 excellent||Rudy K. STAFF | June 20th 11|
|4.5 superb||NigelH | June 19th 11|
|5.0 classic||orig1n | June 19th 11|
|5.0 classic||KiLP12 | June 19th 11|
|5.0 classic||Yay | June 18th 11|
|3.0 good||Andy | June 18th 11|
|5.0 classic||Adam | June 18th 11|
|5.0 classic||qweac | June 18th 11|
|4.0 excellent||rid | June 18th 11|
|3.0 good||iRox | June 17th 11|
|5.0 classic||Flyboy | June 17th 11|
|5.0 classic||Spence | June 16th 11|
|5.0 classic||Tim00w | June 16th 11|
|4.5 superb||Jamdbz | June 16th 11|
|4.5 superb||WLuke | June 16th 11|
|5.0 classic||NoXoR | June 16th 11|
|5.0 classic||julezv | June 15th 11|
|4.5 superb||Rowdy | June 15th 11|
|4.5 superb||idk | June 14th 11|
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