The Gaslight Anthem – American Slang

The Gaslight Anthem
American Slang
2010, Side One Dummy
Rating: 4.5/5

The Jersey rockers return with an excellent follow up to THE 59 SOUND which in itself was an album that put the band’s name out there and all over the media. Often compared to Bruce Springsteen, The Gaslight Anthem the best qualities of Bruce, give it  more of an edge and make it their own.

Singer Brian Fallon may forever get compared to The Boss which is not too bad a comparison to have. His voice is slightly smoother and more enjoyable to listen to. Unlike Springsteen however you will be hard pressed to find a track on AMERICAN SLANG that you’ll want to skip. Springsteen hasn’t had an album like that since the 80’s. Each and every track on here is an excellent tune.

One of the best albums to come out in 2010. Something is amiss if this isn’t in your collection.