Comparing Brian Fallon to Springsteen is like comparing Chris Brown or Usher to Michael Jackson.
I'm sure it's a great album and believe the review, but I'm with the other guy, every article or review written about Fallon or Gaslight always brings up Springsteen, it's unnecessary. It's not Nebraska or Darkness on the Edge of Town and he's not Springsteen.
I don't remember saying that he was Springsteen or that this record was any of those records. Maybe that he "borrowed" from that sound....but then again, I guess I forgot that comparisons aren't allowed to be made in reviews.
Well when you see The Cab getting a score of 95 don't be shocked when people start questioning your scoring system. That being said, this is a great review and Brian Fallon is a great artist so hopefully this is more than deserved.
Edit. I'm fully aware the reviews were by different authors. And I don't mean to go off topic, excited to hear this record.
I honestly wasn't a fan of your reviews at first Nassif. But your last few have been great and this one is your runaway best. I genuinely enjoyed reading it.
Also looking forward to anything Brian Fallon touches
Though I love Gaslight Anthem. People need to ease off a little. Brian is a good writer and talent musician. But all these Springsteen comparisons and saying he's the future of rock n roll, Come on guys. Unless they change their style of music completely, their never going to be huge mainstream success. Their style of music isn't what mainstream audiences like. It's the Black Keys syndrome, one of the greatest bands out there today, but not enough people like their sound. And before you say anything about Bruce he's been doing it for 40 years back when people listen to rock and roll.