The AV Club
has a retrospective article
covering The Hold Steady
's 2005 album Separation Sunday
. Is it just one of their best records, or one of indie rock's all-time greats? Let's rap about it in the replies.
Discovering the band at this righteous and revelatory moment was like being an early Christian, only better, since it likely led to nights of heavy beer drinking, and there was no danger of being fed to the lions...It was an introduction to a world of strange characters whose allegorical adventures could change your life, and listening to Separation Sunday without any background knowledge or preconceived notions was a thrilling precursor to evangelism.