With their third record, Steel Train showed me that sometimes, good rock ‘n roll can be just that; no gimmicks, no existentialist musings, no 20-minute-plus compositions swollen with strings and harps and timpani. Steel Train put their money down on ace melodies and that simple trifecta of rock: guitar, bass, drums. They only come out with some of the best songs of the year, sugary offerings that are no less potent because they revel in their hooks and sing-a-long capabilities. Not to mention a song of the year in the heartrending “Fall Asleep.”
This is a solid rock/ pop album.
Jack Anatoff of fun.'s alternate band has produced yet another great album following their previous Trampoline. It surpasses Trampoline in every way.
Great/ insane vocals following solid music and sturdy lyrics. You can't really go wrong with Steel Train's new self titled album.
First two songs that have been previewed thus far from the album show a slightly different direction from Trampoline. Jack Antanoff takes over full-time singing duties, and "Turnpike Ghost" uses his nasally vocals pretty well overall. I have fairly high hopes for this album.