Get Hurt - The Gaslight Anthem
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  • Summary: The fifth full-length studio release for the New Jersey rock band was produced by Mike Crossey.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Aug 12, 2014
    90
    The songs on Get Hurt do all the talking for him, loud and proud, crashing and bashing into the night, taking heartache and turning it into triumph. Pure rock ’n’ roll.
  2. Aug 19, 2014
    80
    These songs do not merely take a cursory glance at varied and disparate styles, but are, in fact, detailed and carefully conceived excavations. [2 Aug 2014, p.52]
  3. Aug 19, 2014
    70
    Made with Arctic Monkeys producer Mike Crossey, Get Hurt is a fresh, anthemic striving--further from E Street, driven by epic metal guitars.
  4. Aug 5, 2014
    60
    That’s not to say that Get Hurt isn’t a good album, with some excellent songs on it. But, if you’re looking for more of the blue collar punk of the band’s early years, you might initially be underwhelmed by what it has to offer.
  5. Aug 12, 2014
    60
    The band has framed Get Hurt as a shift in its Springsteen-meets-Replacements sound, but they're overselling things a tad: only a couple of songs, like the title track, truly feel all that different from their last couple of records.
  6. Aug 13, 2014
    50
    Get Hurt is the most brooding, ashen release yet, and not quite with their usual sombre charm.
  7. Aug 5, 2014
    30
    Get Hurt is a shockingly misguided assemblage of over-processed hair-metal guitars, '80s adult-contemporary keyboard swill, and hilariously overblown skullduggery.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 14, 2014
    9
    A more introspective, sombre album but with the same great tunes and melodies. Took a few listens to appreciate how good it is. Currently on repeat.
  2. Aug 13, 2014
    8
    Whilst not their best album, it still for me is good. There are some incredible songs on here such as "Get Hurt" and "Break Your Heart". The album is definitely a departure from the bands traditional sound. Its good to see them try to make the change. There are more hits than misses on the album. Overall I am pleased with the album after initially being underwhelmed. Expand
  3. Aug 13, 2014
    8
    Whilst not the radical departure that Brian Fallon warned us about, Get Hurt is definately a step away from TGA's previous sound, with this record broadly sounding more akin to the Horrible Crowes side project. The subject matter is dark, creating a more brooding, sombre and powerful album than previous. It definately needs a few listens to fully appreciate, but as a fan, I think that Get Hurt stands amongst their best work. It's definately worth going for the deluxe version, the bonus tracks are easily album-worthy. This is sure to be a devisive Gaslight album amongst fans and critics, but don't shelve it after the first listen... it creeps into your heart and soul. Expand
  4. Aug 15, 2014
    8
    Brian Fallon and co. are the best songwriters in this current generation of music, in my opinion. That being said, I feel that this is different. Not in a bad way, though. It still sounds like the Gaslight Anthem I have come to love. The band decided (very publicly) to try to do something different with this album, and for the most part they crafted a solid piece, largely inspired by Fallon's split with his wife of 10 years. Having been through a divorce myself, I identify with his feelings, a mixture of anger, sadness, grief, regret, loss, and perhaps most importantly, confusion. Lyrically, in songs like "Get Hurt,'" you can clearly hear the sadness and confusion (the things once in order/ now seem so strange) and it is apparent that the personal struggles Fallon went through found their way into his work. High points on the LP include "1000 Years" and "Selected Poems", both of which are sure to sound phenomenal live. A Low point on the album is the track "Helter Skeleton", which would have been better suited as a bonus track. Overall a Solid effort from a band that wanted to prove to everyone, and more importantly, to themselves, that they were more than "cars, maria, the radio, and Springsteen." It's not their worst, but even if it was, it is still better than most. Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2014
    8
    Get Hurt is the first album that I have heard from Gaslight Anthem. Its a pretty solid record. I understand that this album was meant to be a little heavier than their previous works. There are a few songs that have a hard edge to them but overall I wouldn't call the album a hard rock record. This is not an album for someone looking for a great guitar solo but there is some good riffing on several tracks. Brian Fallon has a original approach to vocals. I've never heard a singer who sounds at all like him. There are truly no dud tracks and I'm seriously looking into their other albums because this sure is a group that is worth my time. Expand
  6. Aug 12, 2014
    7
    The Gaslight Anthem is currently my favorite artist, and the album is not my favorite album of theirs but also not my least favorite. It's refreshing that they decided to reinvent themselves and shy away from recreating the same album over and over again. Anyone look for a punk album should look elsewhere. Expand