Oldies and goodies
Cold War Kids can easily be considered a household name in indie rock at this point in their career. After making and releasing music for over ten years, Cold War Kids have released an anthology titled This Will All Blow Over In Time, highlighting radio singles and unreleased/rare tracks alike.
If the listener is a longtime fan of Cold War Kids, the first half of this special release could easily be skimmed over, due to the fact that its main purpose is to highlight radio hits and popular tracks from the duration of Cold War Kids’ career. If, on the other hand, the listener knows of Cold War Kids because of “Hang Me Up To Dry,” this half of the album gives them the opportunity to hear more of the great tracks Cold War Kids are known for.
The album is in chronological order, based on when the track was released, which is a neat approach because it gives the listener the opportunity to listen and see how Cold War Kids have evolved over the duration of its career. The second disc in this special release is titled Songs From All Over The Place, and it is just that. From unreleased fan favorites to rarities, this second disc covers just about everything.
One of the staple Cold War Kids tracks “First” is featured on this second disc, but it is the demo version, which is a refreshing way to hear the track. There are very subtle differences between the two versions, however, the demo version does a great job of showcasing the raw talent that makes up Cold War Kids. The slight differences are definitely something diehard fans will appreciate when listening.
Arguably the best part about a release like This Will All Blow Over In Time is that it becomes something that makes some of Cold War Kids’ best work very attainable for listeners. After producing and releasing music for about fifteen years, it can be difficult to keep track, as listeners, of what was released and when. Not only that, but this anthology gives listeners a great mix of the ranging sounds and talent of Cold War Kids.
The two-disc special release ends with “Fashionable,” which was released on the deluxe version of Mine Is Yours. This is a slightly longer track and a little on the slower side of things, but somehow it works well for wrapping something like this anthology up. Once the music really starts to build on this track it is a clear representation of some of Cold War Kids’ best work from their expansive musical career.