GASLIGHT ANTHEM, THE - The '59 Sound LP
GASLIGHT ANTHEM, THE - The '59 Sound LP

GASLIGHT ANTHEM, THE - The '59 Sound LP

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Label: Sideonedummy 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. 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. 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,

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