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Almost Killed Me


Download links and information about Almost Killed Me by The Hold Steady. This album was released in 2004 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Indie Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 42:47 minutes.

Artist: The Hold Steady
Release date: 2004
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Indie Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative
Tracks: 10
Duration: 42:47
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No. Title Length
1. Positive Jam 3:19
2. The Swish 4:08
3. Barfruit Blues 3:31
4. Most People Are DJs 5:50
5. Certain Songs 3:54
6. Knuckles 3:45
7. Hostile, Mass. 3:42
8. Sketchy Metal 4:17
9. Sweet Payne 4:33
10. Killer Parties 5:48



"The '80s almost killed me," admits the Hold Steady's Craig Finn on "Positive Jam," one of ten rock & roll confessionals on the band's debut. That sets the tone for the rest of Almost Killed Me, as Finn reveals a lifestyle that included a "skater phase," a "raver phase," and a "razor blade phase." His lamentations are the appropriate voice for the band's debut, which sets out to recapture the glory of classic American rock and early indie rock. 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. When he's not remembering the parties and acting like "a Twin Cities trash bin," he reacts to the corruption of today's youth. Finn may seem like a fish out of water at this point, but having survived a self-indulgent life, his lyrics, as well as the Hold Steady's back-to-basics rock, are ironically welcoming.