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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Try To Stay Positive


The Hold Steady, the much beloved indie band from Brooklyn via Minneapolis, is now streaming their new album Stay Positive. [Credit to Steve for posting on this first]

We here at Rock Club were definitely in the minority when it came to their last album. We hated it. I'm a big fan of their first album, Almost Killed Me, and enjoyed their second album Separation Sunday. Boys And Girls In America annoyed the shit out of me for many reasons I won't go into right now. I'm trying to set aside any biases and give the new album a fair shot. Take a listen yourself and let us know what you think.

4 comments:

Jimbromski said...

Sequestered in Memphis is catchy

Jumbo Slice said...

Wh-what?! First he comes out of the Coldplay closet and now he's complimenting The Hold Steady. Jimbromski never fails to surprise.

Rob said...

not impressed...
but who knows? it may grow on me.

Caroline said...

Thanks for the tip. I ended up listening to it that day, and I have to say I'm not impressed. The line-up of characters they sing about (drug-addled and hopeless in the Midwest) is getting a little old. They even revisit the same lyrics at points. That's just lazy songwriting. I like the Hold Steady for what they are. But they're not breaking any new ground here.