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The Walkmen - Lisbon

The Walkmen - Lisbon
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on 18 reviews
2010 Rank: #26 / 537
USER SCORE
83
Based on
27 ratings

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86
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

And that brings us to "Angela Surf City", the song on this album that deserves a place alongside "The Rat" and "In the New Year". It starts off tense and withdrawn, Leithauser singing about some relationship without ever letting us in on what, exactly, is going on. Underneath, there's a tense, withdrawn surf-rock beat. And when the chorus starts to well up, the music underneath keeps surging upward, becoming huger than anything the song should be able to handle, then getting even huger from there, as Barrick lets off relentless Bonham-level thundercracks.

80
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

The Walkmen have done it slightly different this time, but I guarantee that after hearing this album, the brilliance of Lisbon will stay with you for the entire day, no matter what color the sky sitting above.

70
PopMatters
PopMatters

But Lisbon is an important step for the band, as they take everything they’ve learned from the previous eight years and find ways to improve on nearly all their mistakes while forgetting nothing that makes them who they are.

60
Tiny Mix Tapes
Tiny Mix Tapes

So yes, I have my reservations regarding Lisbon. It seems determined to match each of its firecracker sparks with a craggly, over-dimpled dud.

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DETAILS

RELEASED: September 14, 2010
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Fat Possum
PRODUCER: John Congleton
GENRE: Indie Rock
WEBSITE: thewalkmen.com
TAGS
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 2 - A.V. Club
# 24 - Gorilla vs. Bear
# 39 - musicOMH
# 36 - One Thirty BPM
# 21 - Pitchfork
# 18 - Prefix
# 42 - Rhapsody SoundBoard
# 37 - Spin
# 40 - Under the Radar
MISC LISTS
# 9 - AoTY 2010
Track List

  1. Juveniles 
  2. Angela Surf City 
  3. Follow The Leader 
  4. Blue As Your Blood 
  5. Stranded 
  6. Victory 
  7. All My Great Designs 
  8. Woe Is Me 
  9. Torch Song 
  10. While I Shovel The Snow 
  11. Lisbon

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