this is an incredible album. the band is going places. my favorite record to come out in a very long time. its driving music, nostalgic music, relaxing music. its everything i could ask for. its a record that you can take apart lyrically. there are so many references to different aspects of popular culture of the past and present that brian fallon carefully put together. its excellent for a casual listen as well. i can not wait to buy the 59 sound next week.
This makes me sad that I couldn't keep my greedy little hands off of the leak of this album. Don't get me wrong, I WILL purchase the vinyl and the physical CD as well, but just listening to those songs on some random Thursday in June kind of ruined the "experience" of this whole album.
This IS the best album of 2008, however. Whatever kind of music you like, this is better.