The '59 Sound
Possibly the best thing to come out of New Jersey since Glen Burtnik, The Gaslight Anthem blends some rockabilly themes with old fashioned E Street Band rock and roll to create a solid offering. Much like The Boss, their live show is intense, keeping my attention even through a downpour at Lollapalooza 09.
The '59 sound is jam packed full of listener friendly songs about love and loss, delivered with raw emotion and a driving rhythm section. Unfortunately, while its a great listen from start to finish, nothing really jumps out and astounds me. I can't say anything bad about the album, but I can't really pick out why I like it either. It's sort of that generic good rock and roll that I keep on my playlist like The Gin Blossoms and Better Than Ezra. Everyone says TGA is the most underrated band out there right now, but I really don't think they do anything to push themselves to the forefront.