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Friday, May 18, 2012

THE GASLIGHT ANTHEM / The '59 Sound [2008]

In their tribute to The Day The Music Died, The Gaslight Anthem scale back the punk sound of their previous record and really lay down the good ol' Springsteen rock n' roll with passionate enthusiasm and nostalgia. 
2008's The '59 Sound joins the dirty rock sounds that Social Distortion and Alkaline Trio have perfected, only The Gaslights add in an airy lead guitar that sounds closer to The Cure.  It's pretty much straight up quiet-to-loud rock but there's so much soul and love in the songwriting I can't help but love it.

5 Mighty Mighty Bosstones out of 5

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