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04:39 AM on 08/22/12 
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Adding another "They were awesome live" comment. I mainly loved it because of expression on the guys' faces. Looked like they were having an absolute blast.

Anyway, I've been listening to Handwriten whenever I've been driving and it's holding its own for the drives. Never skip a song (well, except for the bonus tracks... they really aren't that special).

Pretty much the first half of the record is fantastic for me. "Keepsake," "Too Much Blood" and "Biloxi Parish" (they cut out a verse? Source to original?) get a bit lost in the record for me. They just don't stand out as much but perhaps I just love the other tracks way too much. "Desire" gets my attention again. And "Mae," I love "Mae" so much.

The one thing that does bother me though is the end of "National Anthem." Every time it ends I'm left with a feeling that there was suppose to be another verse. It doesn't quite feel like the end of the song or the end of the album.



I think I prefer the build of that middle section in the album version to another verse in this version.
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Biloxi Parish is definitely the pinnacle of their discography to me. It's such a solid, complete song.
10:31 AM on 08/22/12 
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Biloxi Parish is definitely the pinnacle of their discography to me. It's such a solid, complete song.

Absolutely.
03:43 PM on 08/22/12 
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I love The Gaslight Anthem. Music right now needs more bands like this lot, just writing honest guitar rock. No contrived image or attempts at being quirky and/or intellectual. What you see is what you get. Cliche overload, I know...

I do like Handwritten but I feel some of their songs have that same old chord progression that they like to favour so they don't stand out as much on first listen, which was a problem with The '59 Sound as well. That's why American Slang is my favourite album of theirs, because on first listen all the songs really hit me.
03:54 PM on 08/22/12 
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Uh...I mean, I love Gaslight, but their whole aesthetic is pretty contrived.
05:30 PM on 08/22/12 
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Uh...I mean, I love Gaslight, but their whole aesthetic is pretty contrived.

They do allude to Americana of yesteryear quite a bit, but when you see them you just see a bunch of regular looking guys.
05:47 PM on 08/22/12 
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I think I prefer the build of that middle section in the album version to another verse in this version.

Any chance you have the mp3 of this version? If you do could you PM me a link? The one from the video doesn't seem to work.
06:12 PM on 08/22/12 
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Huh, that's interesting. I always thought of them as more of an album band since they seem just OK live. Granted, I've only seen them once, and they were good, but their live show didn't add much to the songs that the recordings don't already have.

Was it a show or a festival? What makes Gaslight shows so good is how everyone is singing/dancing along enjoying themselves. You don't really get that experience at their festival shows. Get them at a venue where everyone is there to see them though and they are one of the best live acts in the business.
09:43 PM on 08/22/12 
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First song I heard from them was "Wooderson," on the 2008 Warped Tour Compilation.
I loved it and have kept my eyes on these guys ever since. Well, i guess now it's kind of hard not to.

Also, Brian's recent cover of "Sowing Season," is spot on and proved to be a very enjoyable listen.
11:25 PM on 08/22/12 
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I think I prefer the build of that middle section in the album version to another verse in this version.

I prefer the album version a lot more than this one. The verse that got cut feels clunky, so I understand the decision to change it.

First song I heard from them was "Wooderson," on the 2008 Warped Tour Compilation.
I loved it and have kept my eyes on these guys ever since. Well, i guess now it's kind of hard not to.

That's exactly how I discovered Gaslight too! And then I was a genius and got the '59 Sound without checking to see if "Wooderson" was on it. I was pleasantly surprised.
11:35 PM on 08/22/12 
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it's still weird that sideone put "wooderson" on that warped comp when the '59 sound was being promoted at that time. hah.

looking back, sideone was pretty goofy at handling that release. ohwell. it paid off!
09:20 AM on 08/23/12 
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Heard "Desire" on ESPN today. Nice to see.
11:43 PM on 08/23/12 
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Don't know if anyone posted this or not, but here's just sowing season, you can download it with that youtube chrome add-on.
12:31 AM on 09/11/12 
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been absolutely in love with this album lately.
03:28 PM on 09/11/12 
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If you don't use it, you lose it: Gaslight to begin work on next album: http://www.punknews.org/article/4886...-on-next-album



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