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 When 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 This 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 Incredible! 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" I'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?
|Doolittle 25 - Pixies|
|The Velvet Underground [45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] - The Velvet Underground|
|Physical Graffiti [Remastered] - Led Zeppelin|
|To Pimp A Butterfly - Kendrick Lamar|
|Bloodstone & Diamonds - Machine Head|
|Black Messiah - D'Angelo|
|The Smithsonian Folkways Collection [Box Set] - Lead Belly|
|Bouquets from a Cloudy Sky: The Complete Pretty Things Collection [Box Set] - The Pretty Things|
|Carrie & Lowell - Sufjan Stevens|
|No Cities to Love - Sleater-Kinney|
|Constant Bop - Bop English|
|G Stands For Go-Betweens, Vol. 1 [Box Set] - The Go-Betweens|
|Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972 [Box Set] - Captain Beefheart|
|Apex Predator - Easy Meat - Napalm Death|
|Hand.Cannot.Erase. - Steven Wilson|
|The Fade in Time - Sam Lee|
|The Mindsweep - Enter Shikari|
|Sometimes I Sit And Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit - Courtney Barnett|
|Extra Painful - Yo La Tengo|
|Complicated Game - James McMurtry|