AOTY 2017
Bows + Arrows
The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2004 Ratings: #116 / 284
User Score
Based on 55 ratings
2004 Ratings: #28
February 3, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Record Collection / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
thewalkmen.com / Website
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Aug 11, 2017
82
Of all the bands to emerge in the New York post-punk scene, Hamilton Leithauser might just have the most emotive and powerful vocals. His massive range and idiosyncratic rasp propels this album towards greatness. Not that it's a one-man show. The music isn't anything groundbreaking -- it's just really good garage rock, successfully suiting a number of speeds and moods. Plus "The Rat" is a preposterously good song that emphatically deserves its place on best-of-the decade lists.
Jul 19, 2017
Felindie
75
Fav Tracks: The Rat, Thinking of a Dream I Had
Dec 19, 2014
Tom Simmons
85
Fav Tracks: The Rat, The North Pole, My Old Man, New Years Eve, Little House of Savages, What's In It For Me
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#40/Pitchfork
Track List
  1. What's in It for Me
  2. The Rat
  3. No Christmas While I'm Talking
  4. Little House of Savages
  5. My Old Man
  6. 138th Street
  7. The North Pole
  8. Hang On Siobhan
  9. New Year's Eve
  10. Thinking of a Dream I Had
  11. Bows + Arrows
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