The '59 Sound

The Gaslight Anthem - The '59 Sound
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2008 Ratings: #81 / 743
User Score
Based on 54 ratings
2008 Ratings: #27
Liked by 1 person
August 19, 2008 / Release Date
LP / Format
SideOneDummy Records / Label
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There is nothing particularly innovative or original about this. You'll never read a review that doesn't have an obligatory reference to their worship for fellow Jersey torchbearer Springsteen. Sometimes though the songs are just so damn good, that it doesn't matter. This is about as great of a straightforward rock album as you're gong to find this millennium without Julian Casablancas, Jack White, or Josh Homme's name attached to it. I used to listen to this album all the time, but could ... read more
Nice try.
Great Expectations - 9.0
The '59 Sound - 10
Old White Lincoln - 9.0
High Lonesome - 8.5
Film Noir - 9.5
Miles Davis And The Cool - 9.5
The Patient Ferris Wheel - 8.0
Casanova, Baby! - 8.5
Even Cowgirls Get The Blues - 8.5
Meet Me By The Rivers Edge - 8.5
Here's Looking At You Kid - 8.0
The Backseat - 8.5


Final rating: 88%

Comments: A phenomenal record from Brian Fallon and the boys. One of my all time favourites. JACKSON!
Tom Simmons
Fav Tracks: The 59' Sound, Miles Davis & The Cool, High Lonesome, Great Expectations, Film Noir

Least Fav Track: The Backseat
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Year End Lists

#13/A.V. Club
#20/Q Magazine
#45/Consequence of Sound

Track List

  1. Great Expectations
  2. The '59 Sound
  3. Old White Lincoln
  4. High Lonesome 
  5. Film Noir
  6. Miles Davis & The Cool
  7. The Patient Ferris Wheel
  8. Casanova, Baby!
  9. Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
  10. Meet Me By The River's Edge
  11. Here's Looking At You, Kid
  12. The Backseat

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