The '59 Sound [CD]

  • Artist: The Gaslight Anthem
  • SKU: 8941568
  • Release Date: 08/19/2008
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Overall Customer Rating:
67% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (2 out of 3)


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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Jersey Is as Jersey Does

    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

    If you've ever wondered if a band could take Bruce Springsteen's throwaway songs, rest assured the answer is, "Yes." The band's name? The Gaslight Anthem. I'll be brief, because the editorial review pretty much says all you need to know about this album and this band: "Their Side One Dummy debut reconciles their love of classic rock and soul icons Bruce Springsteen, Otis Redding, and Tom Petty with their NJ punk roots to create a unique musical amalgam." After reviewing the band's debut album, "Sink or Swim," I grit my teeth and gave these guys a second chance. Much to my surprise, they didn't let me down, though they also didn't impress me all that much. Instead of sounding like they're trying to rip off The Boss and Social D's Mike Ness, they sound much more like they're paying homage to their idols. For the most part, anyway. On tracks like "Old White Lincoln" and "Meet Me by the River's Edge"--among a few others--Springsteen's passions for telling tales about large bodies of water and classic cars come rushing back. Maybe it's a Jersey thing, I don't know.... All in all, this is a decent record, though not one I'd find myself wanting to listen to all too often. A marked improvement for the band, without a doubt.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    makes you wonder


    i couldn't be more happy with what i heard it was the best CD i have purchased in 08 and maby my favorite for a long time to come give them a try

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Band

    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
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    Whole album is great from beginning to end which is awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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