The Hold Steady Boys and Girls in America
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WatchItExplode
April 7th 2011


3316 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

I actually like De-loused but can't really stand any of their other stuff. I think I gave De-loused a 4.5 and Frances a 2.

wabbit
April 7th 2011


7035 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

The only way I could see someone not liking this is if they hated fun.

So Porch would not like it.

BigHans
April 7th 2011


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Porch has said many times he doesn't like Hold Steady becasue the Replacements and Springsteen did it better. May or may not be true but I can respect that, at least a little.

But yeah, one of the funnest bands ever. Rabbit if you ever have a chance to see them live do whatever you can, its a massive fucking party.

wabbit
April 7th 2011


7035 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ya I could see them being great live. And ya Porch isn't a big fan of this or anything like it.

letsgofishing
April 7th 2011


909 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Oh Shit, link to Hold Steady Concert

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8ZtgIsKa04

BigHans
April 7th 2011


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

well there goes the next hour and a half of my life. Thanks Letsgofishing

wabbit
April 8th 2011


7035 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

HOW I'M SUPPOSED TO KNOW THAT YOU'RE HIGH IF YOU WON'T LET ME TOUCH YOU!!!!!

wabbit
May 23rd 2011


7035 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

5ed this because I have never had an album where I relate to nearly every line so much

BigHans
May 23rd 2011


26454 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

awesome, but wheres the 5 at? Doesnt show up.

G3N3R1C
June 12th 2011


1945 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

oh mah gawd chillout tent

G3N3R1C
June 12th 2011


1945 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ok fuck it, bumping this up to a 4.5.

porch
June 12th 2011


8460 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

The only way I could see someone not liking this is if they hated fun.

So Porch would not like it.


Ya I could see them being great live. And ya Porch isn't a big fan of this or anything like it.


false on both counts, suck a dick rabbit

i appreciate this kind of stuff when its done well but the hold steady is just some average, overhyped rock that wears its springsteen and replacements influences on its sleeve. it reeks of insincerity too. could possibly dig them in a live setting if i was inebriated enough

Satellite
June 12th 2011


20826 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

how are they insincere?

porch
June 12th 2011


8460 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

just the general impression i get from his whole bluecollar cast of characters approach to lyric writing. seems gimmicky

i don't hate them either, they're just forgettable

Romulus
June 12th 2011


8447 Comments


i more or less agree there

AggravatedYeti
June 12th 2011


7685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

any artistic inclination can seem gimmicky if we belittle it enough.

Finn writes uniquely enough that the HS generally transcend their whole shtick in my opinion.

if we're speaking to who does it better or who was there first Brucey and Westerberg win.

porch
June 12th 2011


8460 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0

yeah it's an interesting topic actually. i mean there's classic bands with a certain sound that other bands can imitate fairly effectively, but if it just sounds like mimicry of their most superficial aspects then its enough reason to dismiss them as phonies

on the other hand if the music gives off an authentic essence or feeling of genuine creative intent underneath it all i can overlook the similarities in sound to whatever band they're influenced by. with the hold steady i don't get that, plus the music is just ordinary, but to each his own and all that

AggravatedYeti
June 12th 2011


7685 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

extremely well said.

hi5 for opinions porch : )



wabbit
June 29th 2011


7035 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

hey citrus...

flamingmouse
July 5th 2011


183 Comments


yea your friends are pretty cool and my friends were acting cool




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