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The '59 Sound


Download links and information about The '59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem. This album was released in 2008 and it belongs to Punk, Alternative genres. It contains 13 tracks with total duration of 46:32 minutes.

Artist: The Gaslight Anthem
Release date: 2008
Genre: Punk, Alternative
Tracks: 13
Duration: 46:32
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No. Title Length
1. Great Expectations 3:09
2. The '59 Sound 3:13
3. Old White Lincoln 3:29
4. High Lonesome 3:09
5. Film Noir 3:37
6. Miles Davis & the Cool 4:16
7. The Patient Ferris Wheel 3:37
8. Casanova, Baby! 3:09
9. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues 3:31
10. Meet Me By the River's Edge 3:22
11. Here's Looking At You, Kid 3:41
12. The Backseat 4:21
13. Once Upon a Time 3:58



In 1988, Jon Bon Jovi was being interviewed by a reporter for Spin Magazine when he was asked if he was a fan of Bruce Springsteen. Bon Jovi replied "In New Jersey, if you don't like Springsteen they raise your taxes." Listening to the Gaslight Anthem's second full-length album The '59 Sound, it's pretty clear that leader Brian Fallon doesn't have to worry much about his tax bill in the Garden State. Hailing from New Brunswick, NJ, the Gaslight Anthem are that rare punk band that displays a strong and unmistakable Springsteen influence, and while Fallon's vocal resemblance to the Boss is clearly coincidental (he has more than a bit of Bruce's throaty gravity without the grit), the boys-and-girls-on-the-backstreets tone of his lyrics is not, especially when stray fragments from Springsteen's lyrics pop up in Fallon's songs (cue up "Meet Me by the River's Edge" and "High Lonesome" for evidence). If Fallon often comes off as a youthful Springsteen wannabe on The '59 Sound, he also happens to be pretty good at it; the force and sincerity of his songs roll over the occasional clunky spots, and the band brings this music across with a strength and urgency that suggests a heartland rock version of Social Distortion, with Alex Rosamila's guitars and Benny Horowitz's drumming brimming with fire and energy. The Gaslight Anthem are far too good to be the New Millennium's answer to John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band, but it's all but impossible to listen to The '59 Sound without being aware of this band's key influence; even if they never grow out of their Springsteen obsession, they're worth hearing, but it's hard not to hope they'll develop a stronger identity of their own with time...though they may want to warn their tax accountant before that happens.