Separation Sunday (studio album) by The Hold Steady

Separation Sunday by The Hold Steady
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-05-03
Overall rank: 2,697th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 94 votes)
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Separation Sunday is ranked 2nd best out of 9 albums by The Hold Steady on

The best album by The Hold Steady is Boys And Girls In America which is ranked number 1746 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 983.

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From 08/31/2021 03:22
a creation-fall-redemption narrative in an original setting with great lyrical twists and brilliant allusions. Finn can turn a phrase. And, damn the guitar player is great.
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From 08/17/2019 06:50
After years and years, trying to give this a chance, it finally clicks. Aaaaaaaand it's terrific.
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From 08/04/2019 10:30
"She drove it like she stole it. She stole it fast and with a multitude of casualties" (Multitude of Causality's)


"She's got blue black ink and it's scratched into her lower back .It said: damn right I'll rise again Yeah, damn right you'll rise again" (Little Hoodrat Friend)

Are my 2 favourite lyrics from this wonderful album
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From 03/05/2013 19:04
impressive lyrics and unique style.
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From 06/05/2010 06:10
She said "There's gonna come a time when I'm gonna have to go with whoever's gonna get me the highest."

And with that, I fell in love with The Hold Steady.
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