A review of this — 5 years ago
So I heard a track of their last release called “Multitude of Casualties” and lost my mind over it. So I picked up “Boys and Girls in America” and none of the songs hit my as hard as that song.
The Hold Steady are indie rock’s answer to Bruce Springsteen. It’s dancey, the vocals tell beautiful stories through poetry in an almost drunkenly slurred rant and the album reeks of true blue American rock and roll.
I should probably give these tracks more time to grow on me, but overall, this album sounded cleaner and more rock and roll than punk rock compared to “Multitude of Casualties,” so I think I’d better pick up their last album quick.