Bows + Arrows

The Walkmen - Bows + Arrows
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Based on 11 reviews
2004 Ratings: #133 / 299
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Based on 65 ratings
2004 Ratings: #27
February 3, 2004 / Release Date
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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.
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
TheBravesDH
84
Please blast The Rat on repeat at my funeral.
CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
Felindie
75
Fav Tracks: The Rat, Thinking of a Dream I Had
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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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