The Walkmen - Lisbon
Critic Score
Based on 26 reviews
2010 Ratings: #66 / 854
Year End Rank: #33
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Based on 63 ratings
2010 Ratings: #64
September 14, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fat Possum / Label
John Congleton / Producer
Indie Rock / Genres
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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 It starts off tense and withdrawn, Leithauser singing about some relationship without ever letting us in on what, exactly, is going on. Underneath, there's a tense, withdrawn surf-rock beat.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.

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.

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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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