Fifth studio album, produced by Mike Crossey (The 1975 and Arctic Monkeys), sees The Gaslight Anthem push their raw, striped back rock 'n roll into new territory, drawing on a fresh palette of influences ranging across folk, punk, and Americana.
The Gaslight Anthem
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Gaslight Anthem's 5th studio release, "Get Hurt", is going to make their punk root fans really shout, "SELL OUT", but it is with this album the band continues to grow, as they're one of the few great rock bands in the 2000's. Brian Fallon is one of bright spots in the industry, but i hope he doesn't start over thinking things (like he did a little on this album). This is a great fact, The Gaslight Anthem have never been played on any of our radio stations around here, they are so closed minded here.
This album begins with a very strong rocker "Stay Vicious",then we get "1000 Years", a tune that is very good, but it kind of resembles "Queen Of Lower Chelsea", off "American Slang". My biggest disappointment is the title track, it just kind of screams "THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE KIND OF CRAP THAT MIGHT GET US PLAYED ON POP RADIO"! Don't pander to the teenage audience, all they want is dance,sappy acoustic...
This is very different from the rest of The Gaslight Anthem's catalog to date. So much so that I was skeptical when they released the singles over the last couple months. But after digesting the full album and reading some more about their thought process behind the album, I love it.
For the past few years, I have been gravitating more towards hard rock and heavy metal. What does that have to do with this album and band?
Well, GA is one of my favorite bands despite being a simpler more basic form or rock. Whenever I listen to them, I think of Springsteen. But, they are their own band. They have their own style - that comes through in their musicianship and story telling.
They write every day music. Songs and music that always sound good. Stories that pull you in and become close friends. Clean, uncomplicated and enjoyable - what more can you say.
While I own a lot of music - I have cut back significantly on the amount of music I buy. This is well worth a spot in your collection - support a great band and buy this record. You won't regret it.
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