Review: The Walkmen – A Hundred Miles Off

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Originally published in Jetty June 2006

An energetic, rough-around-the-edges collection of mid-fi fuzz-rock that feels like it’s erupting as it rumbles past you.

Hamilton Leithauser’s scene-stealing vocals may shift between Tweedy’s alt-county mannerisms and Dylan’s croon, but the disc’s finest moments come when the quintet stomps in unison, all reverb-drenched guitars and jagged refrains.

This record was born to be heard on vinyl.

Favorite Track: “Lost In Boston”

Grade: B

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