I just haven’t been able to get into the Hold Steady as much since Franz Nicolay left. He was really their secret weapon.
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No “The Twist” means this list is invalid.
I keeed. But that is a killer song.
I feel like I very easily could have ended up there…but then I saw them play live. After that, my love for their stuff was solidified.
Yeah, that was gorgeous, but I don’t know if it counts as Neil and Willie performing.
I don’t believe “I Don’t Believe You” isn’t on this list.
Seconded. If there’s a more heartbreaking song out there, I don’t even want to know.
I’ve liked each individual song I’ve heard so far, but I wasn’t *loving* them the way I loved tunes from any of the past three records. But listening to the whole album as a piece, I feel like it’s clicking for me much more than it was before. Really great stuff.
F’reals. I love this band as a whole, but I’m not sure they’d be half as interesting without Devendorf’s creative drumming.
I’ll throw in a third vote for “Light Pollution.”