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Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Gaslight Anthem -- The '59 Sound

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The Gaslight Anthem's The '59 Sound is a great example of an album that thrusts its band to the spotlight with nothing but pure, enthusiastic energy. The '59 Sound's blend of punk and '50's sensibility isn't anything new, and Brian Fallon's mishmash lyrics (a patchwork of original lyrics, lyrics to other people's songs, and Springsteen tropes) are just as much a con as a pro, but the band is so fired-up and fresh-faced that The '59 Sound is completely irresistible.


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1. Great Expectations 3:05
2. The '59 Sound 3:09
3. Old White Lincoln 3:23
4. High Lonesome 3:05
5. Film Noir 3:29
6. Miles Davis & The Cool 4:11
7. The Patient Ferris Wheel 3:34
8. Casanova, Baby! 2:57
9. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 3:30
10. Meet Me by the River's Edge 3:19
11. Here's Looking at You, Kid 3:36
12. The Backseat 4:14

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