The '59 Sound (album) by The Gaslight Anthem

The '59 Sound
The '59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem
Year: 2008
Release date: 2008-08-19
Overall rank: 897th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 190 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2008 (11th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (153rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (897th)
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The '59 Sound is ranked as the best album by The Gaslight Anthem.

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76/100 (from 190 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 75.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 76.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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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.

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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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From 09/04/2012 20:05
Brian Fallon has such a great voice. I love it!
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