Almost Killed Me - The Hold Steady

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Almost Killed Me is the most authentic, dirty, and rocking album you'll hear all summer.
  2. With rugged guitar riffs and solos and Finn's half-sung, scratchy voice, the Hold Steady mostly succeed, easily recalling the classic rock of early Bruce Springsteen or the sincerity of latter-day Hüsker Dü.
  3. Rocks like Bad Company and Thin Lizzy and vintage Springsteen. Look out.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. j30
    Oct 28, 2011
    A garage band feel that's as raw as anything you'll hear. I really enjoyed this record. The album was best when listened to a third time through.
  2. BD
    Nov 12, 2005
    Better than Separation Sunday.
  3. RayRay
    Jun 23, 2004
    Wow, this album was unexpected. The lead singer sounds like an amalgam of Bon Scott (ACDC) and Jello from the Dead Kennedys. Which is definitely a good thing. Full Review »