Positive: 22 out of 22
Mixed: 0 out of 22
Negative: 0 out of 22
ThomasDFeb 20, 2007When approaching the Hold Stead (and any band for that matter), thinking in genres won't help you at all. This album is like nothing I have ever heard. Finn's sincerity is refreshing and sharp. His unironic but unpreaching approach to spirituality is very refreshing. Musically, the band is amazing. Personally, this album has had more impact on me than any before it, and I hope other people see the same amazing piece of magic in it that I do.… Expand
DrunkenMasterJun 8, 2005This is cathartic, literate rock at its finest. I was blown away from the first listen and it hasn't left my stereo since. The characters --mainly Holly and Charlemagne -- are finely drawn and detailed in a way that exposes radio-ready rock as idiocy. The album has the story arc of a novel, with all the heartbreak.… Expand
TheBigCrunchJan 6, 2006Best album of 2005, and among the five or so best albums of the decade so far.
HNiceMay 12, 2005holy crap this is good -- and not nice good, more like if springsteen was in mclusky good.
matthewcJan 2, 2006If Elvis Costello happened to produce early AC/DC. Fantastic rock album!
FishyBootyJul 15, 2005Incredible! I can't get this out of my cd player and I can't get out of my head either. The story is great. If you drank every time Finn says "high" you'd be blacked out drunk by the end of this album. You would think thats a bad thing, but it works for this album. Musically and lyrically very strong.… Expand
CosmoPrelogAug 5, 2005I'm sorry? If this is "one of 2005's true classics" then "Somethig to Be" by Rob Thomas is the best record since "Blonde on Blonde" This is Over-Hype trash by a band that sounds like a a cross between Bo Bice on speed and Ringo Star's All Star Band of hillbilly New York rejects. Lame Junk...… Expand
Published: April 10, 2010With the second album from MGMT arriving in stores this week, we take the opportunity to explore how other bands have fared after releasing a successful debut. Is it possible to have a good second album?
|Sound System [Box Set] - The Clash|
|The Warner Bros. Years [Box Set] - Steve Earle|
|American Radical Patriot [Box Set] - Woody Guthrie|
|Higher! [Box Set] - Sly & the Family Stone|
|Live at the Academy of Music 1971 - The Band|
|The Island Years [Box Set] - John Martyn|
|There's a Dream I've Been Saving: 1966-1971 - Lee Hazlewood|
|Spaces - Nils Frahm|
|The Finer Things - The State Champs|
|Moondance [Deluxe Edition] - Van Morrison|
|12 Stories - Brandy Clark|
|Loud City Song - Julia Holter|
|Memorial - Russian Circles|
|In Utero [20th Anniversary Edition] - Nirvana|
|The RCA Albums Collection - Harry Nilsson|
|From the Sea to the Land Beyond [OST] - British Sea Power|
|All Hail West Texas [Reissued] - The Mountain Goats|
|Virgins - Tim Hecker|
|Is Survived By - Touche Amore|
|American Ride - Willie Nile|