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The Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me (2004) [FLAC] Released: 2004 Duration: 42:48 Genre: Pop/Rock Style: Alternative, Indie Codec: FLAC Bit Rate: ~ 1,000 kbps Bits Per Sample: 16 Sample Rate: 44,100 Hz Cover: Front 01 Positive Jam 02 The Swish 03 Barfruit Blues 04 Most People Are DJ's 05 Certain Songs 06 Knuckles 07 Hostile, Mass. 08 Sketchy Metal 09 Sweet Payne 10 Killer Parties "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 Husker Du. 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.
|01 - Positive Jam.flac||18.97 MB|
|02 - The Swish.flac||32.561 MB|
|03 - Barfruit Blues.flac||25.569 MB|