Tuesday, March 23, 2010
New Gaslight Album: 'American Slang'
While their last album The '59 Sound was a little front-loaded, I still consider it one of the best records of last year and a true coming-out for what should be America's next great rock and roll band. The Gaslight Anthem have it all, a Springsteen fetish and a live show that rivals The Clash. Their new album American Slang (June 15, SideOneDummy) will be a true litmus test for this band. While it's not really their sophomore album, almost everyone discovered the band through The '59 Sound. So the pressure of the infamous "follow-up record" falls squarely on American Slang. We have faith though - The Gaslight Anthem can do no wrong.
01. American Slang
02. Stay Lucky
03. Bring It On
04. The Diamond Church Street Choir
05. The Queen of Lower Chelsea
08. Old Haunts
09. The Spirit Of Jazz
10. We Did It When We Were Youn