(2015) After It All

Delta Rae

... read moreSpecializing in orchestrated epics that are a far cry from their nominal folk-rock, the sibling-heavy group doubles down on bombast on their second album, After It All. Beginning life as a pseudo-concept album, After It All bursts with big ideas and even bigger arrangements. Delta Rae use a lot of...

50′:37″ 16 Songs

1
Delta Rae
Anthem
1:23
2
Delta Rae
Run
2:58
3
Delta Rae
Outlaws
3:34
4
Delta Rae
The Dream
0:30
5
Delta Rae
Scared
2:44
6
Delta Rae
Bottom Of The River
3:22
7
Delta Rae
Chasing Twisters
3:22
8
Delta Rae
Bethlehem Steel
3:13
9
Delta Rae
You're The One For Me
4:09
10
Delta Rae
Cold Day In Heaven
3:20
11
Delta Rae
I Will Never Die
3:39
12
Delta Rae
The Meaning Of It All
3:38
13
Delta Rae
My Whole Life Long
4:00
14
Delta Rae
After It All
3:52
15
Delta Rae
If I Loved You (Feat. Lindsey Buckingham)
3:36
16
Delta Rae
Dance In The Graveyards (Alternate Version) [Aka Ep Version] (Alternate Version; Aka Ep Version)
3:17
Released 27 March 2015, 2015 Sire Records

Review

Specializing in orchestrated epics that are a far cry from their nominal folk-rock, the sibling-heavy group doubles down on bombast on their second album, After It All. Beginning life as a pseudo-concept album, After It All bursts with big ideas and even bigger arrangements. Delta Rae use a lot of sound and fury -- harmonies, horns, armies of acoustic guitars and planks of piano -- to convey a sense of romance and drama, so it's hard to ignore After It All. Often, this onslaught feels like overkill because the songs aren't structured to support such heavy arrangements. When Delta Rae scale things back, as they do on the bright adult contemporary tune "Dead End Road" or the insistent "You're the One for Me," they reveal that they have charms not far removed from latter-day Fleetwood Mac, but too much of After It All is submerged in needless bluster. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine