8.28.2008

The Walkmen - You & Me

The Walkmen have been on my radar since their debut album. A good friend recommended 2002's Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone to me when it came out but I didn't really get into it at that time. Looking back now I think Everyone... is a truly great album and I didn't think they would be able to make a better one. Then came You & Me.

After seeing them open for Spoon earlier this year, I didn't have huge expectations for the new record. Their show was okay, but none of the newer songs hit me upside the head with how great they were. The album however, is fucking fantastic. As Kevin said to me about it, "it just flows". Definitely one of the best albums of the year so far...and here is a video for one of the best songs off the album, 'In the New Year':



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-Matt

1 comment:

Bobby said...

I am surprised you didn't dig the live show. I have seen them a few times as a headliner, and one time opening for the Kaiser Chiefs. The headlining shows were amazing. Way better. They really had a chance to get into stride.

Anwyay, check them out again