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American Slang

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01
American Slang
3:41
 
02
Stay Lucky
3:09
 
03
Bring It On
3:27
 
04
The Diamond Church Street Choir
3:12
 
05
The Queen of Lower Chelsea
3:39
 
06
Orphans
3:23
 
07
Boxer
2:47
 
08
Old Haunts
3:30
 
09
The Spirit of Jazz
3:13
 
10
We Did It When We Were Young
4:17
 
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Total Tracks: 10   Total Length: 34:18

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Not as good as The '59 Sound.....

BigMoo23

.....but still very good. To be fair most indie rock albums don't compare to The '59 Sound, but this is still full of catchy hooks and rockin rhythms. Well worth a download.

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I don't like this album

flobro

sorry.

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Album of the Year???

shaglen

It's hard to return with an album when the previous one is so damn good. But Fallon and the lads are truely awesome and have released a record which isn't just a follow-on from the 59 sound. We wanted them to move forward and American Slang has done just that. Great lyrics, great music, great band, fantastic album. Go see them live too.

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Essential - and the equal of The '59 Sound

simongreid

Having listened to The ’59 Sound on repeat for pretty much the whole of 2009, I had big expectations for American Slang. I agree with the reviewer below that “on first listen”, it doesn’t sound quite as good as The ’59 Sound – however I also remember that when I first heard The ’59 Sound I wondered what all the fuss was about. It was only on repeated listens that the tracks etched their way into my head and the same is true here – over the course of a week this has gone from being a poor follow up in my eyes to an absolute gem. Anyone who’s heard The 59 Sound should know what to expect – Springsteen-esque tales of love and loss in small-town America – but that doesn’t make this any less of a great album. Stand out tracks for me at the moment are Boxer, Spirit of Jazz and We Did It When We Were Young but that changes with every listen – surely the sign of an essential download.

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Echoes of former glories

billymaci

On first listen, I can't help feeling this isn't as good or immediate as The '59 Sound. American Slang seems to lack the energy of its predecessor and the songs feel like slightly wearier echoes of the ones on the previous album. If you're going to buy a Gaslight Anthem album, the best one of the three is The '59 Sound.

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