Colony House: Only the Lonely

Steven Curtis Chapman’s sons Caleb and Will Franklin return with a sophomore set of driving garage rock. The gang vocal “Woah-ohs” are very much of the moment, but otherwise returning producer Joe Causey steers the band through a bare-bones rock sound straight out of a Beatle-free 1960’s, coil reverb effects and all. Spiritual content stays more muted this time out, with the only song that mentions God also containing a casual “hell.” Gone too are the ballads; this is a straight out rock effort, consistent without monotony. Twenty years from now, when someone asks you what rock was like in the mid 2010’s, this will be a good album to pull out.

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Robert is a Sunday School teacher, music nerd, and acoustic guitar enthusiast. He lives in rural Tennessee with his wife and three boys.

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