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Is that really Leithauser singing "I am a good man / by any count / and I see better things to come" as a jaunty guitar line rolls along and the drums bounce in a way that can only be described as triumphant?Read more ›
The Walkmen have taken a more subtle and precise approach with 'Lisbon' than their previous efforts. I can just picture them in some dim lit warehouse somewhere like mad scientists determining which note goes where and with what instrument and how loud to make each note and so on and so forth. It may not seem like that at first listen, but with repeated listens you will soon find out how much time and effort they put into 'Lisbon'. It's their most simplistic yet complex album yet. It's a well rounded mix of all the greatness of their previous albums but it doesn't feel old at all. It's as though they've figured out a way of making all their strengths feel new and refreshed.
From the ballad and first single "Stranded" which sounds like an album highlight from '100 miles off' to the intrepid title track, "Lisbon", that could have been 'Everybody who Pretended to like me is Gone's' most idealistic single, the Walkmen dazzle in every way. The opener "Juveniles" is a perfect start to 'Lisbon'. It's slow and bending lyrics sound as though they are about to embark on a journey and they want you to sit back, drink your whiskey, open your mind and let your thoughts flow. As the end of the song echoes, "you're one of us or you're one of them", you will start to question which one you are as you anxiously await the ride to continue.
There are a few faster paced songs on the album like "Angela Surf City", which will probably be the biggest single on the album just because it's more of the sound the Walkmen are popular for.Read more ›
For instance, take one of the standout tracks, "Stranded." It echoes certain tracks from previous records (like maybe "Red Moon") in terms of using wonderfully unexpected and dramatic backing music (echoing an Italian funeral march in this case), but it's much much more potent and heart-breaking b/c you feel like they've lived (i.e., past tense) what they're saying/playing rather than still being stuck in the middle of it, even when the literal words seem to say otherwise. That slight change in perspective makes all the difference in the world, no matter how old the listener is (late 30s in my case).
So if you're new to the Walkmen, I'd say definitely start with this album: it's a great representative of their range and also very accessible. And if you just want to sample a handful of tracks, I say go for "Stranded," "Angela Surf City," "Blue As Your Blood," and "While I Shovel the Snow.Read more ›
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This has got to be my most listened to album of the past year. It was also the first album I bought by The Walkmen (which I would now count as one of my favorite bands, if not my... Read morePublished on May 17, 2013 by Eric D. Milman
Did I stutter in the title? It's really good. What more do you want from me? I'm just a man.
In a nutshell, what I like is that they sound authentic. What does that mean? Who the heck knows?! I suppose it means his voice has grit. The songs don't sound like formulas. Read morePublished on February 12, 2013 by W.B. Picklesworth
Great album; saw them live recently for the first time and completely overwhelmed - brilliant band and album reflects thisPublished on December 13, 2012 by linda
I thought their previous album was great, but this album falls very short of the last (IMO). I can't even listen to this for more than a couple mins. Read morePublished on April 30, 2011 by Cors