The '59 Sound (studio album) by The Gaslight Anthem

The '59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem
Year: 2008
Release date: 2008-08-19
Overall rank: 1,012th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 208 votes)
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Award Top albums of the 2000s (160th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,012th)
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This album is rated in the top 8% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.0/100, a mean average of 75.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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From 06/23/2021 01:29
With just one record, The Gaslight Anthem took the tired pop-punk "orgcore" scene and blasted it with melodies, dynamics, forlorn vocals and lyrics panting images of old-school blue-collar America. The album arguably transformed the pop-punk scene for the next decade, perhaps being responsible for albums like "On the Impossible Past" by the Menzingers, "Transgender Dysphoria Blues" by Against Me! and countless albums by The Killers. It's nice to see such heartfelt and nostalgic lyrics accompanied by such an impassioned and energetic performance.

Essential.

Career Highlight: The '59 Sound
Gems: High Lonesome
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From 01/17/2021 15:57
I've never been into guys like Tom Petty or Bruce Springsteen, so I really can't tell what makes these guys so enjoyable.
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55/100
From 02/04/2018 02:09
Reading good reviews for this album I was looking forward to checking it out and after 2 full listens I gotta say I ultimately came away disappointed .

After the excellent opener 'Great Expectations' the album meanders along with rollicking track after rollicking track none of which hit any real heights until track 9 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues' offers a much needed change of pace and is easily the best thing on the album . Another change of pace in track 11'Heres Looking At You Kid' is also good .

At the end of the day I've saved the excellent 'Even Cowgirls Get The Blues ' onto a playlist how ever apart from that I wont be back.

55/100
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From 06/22/2016 01:37
This is The Gaslight Athem's best album. It gives nodes to Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, both in the music and in the lyrics.
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From 03/01/2016 14:56
I love this album. Interesting influences from The Pretenders (mid 80s), early U2 and of course Bruce Springsteen.

Favorite tracks: The '59 Sound, High Lonesome, Miles Davis & The Cool, The Patient Ferris Wheel
Less favorite tracks: Casanova, Baby!, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues
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From 12/14/2014 10:33
It ain't innovative, but it's still a very strong take on classic working-class-warrior rock, even if it's a bit rhyme over reason at this point. "Great Expectations" though, is undeniably stellar.
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From 06/25/2014 16:23
Definitely the best Gaslight album, their songwriting is much better here than on the rest. The Patient Ferris Wheel is one of my all time favorite songs.
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From 04/14/2014 14:43
One of the best albums I've ever heard, there really isn't a bad song on it.
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90/100
From 05/20/2013 05:00
This is a great album, with a wonderful flow. From the opening Great Expectations to the final The Backseat, it propels along with heart and soul.
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