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Positive Jams/Thirty Tigers

Released: 31.03.23








Massive nights can’t last forever. That’s the lesson we have to take away from the last two albums from The Hold Steady. The young men who careened their way through parties with rock and roll swagger and a preacher’s diction are now settled into a quieter life and it doesn’t suit them.

After the flat Open Door Policy, the opening one-two of Grand Junction and Sideways Skull build up to an explosion of energy that comes loaded with promise that The Hold Steady have found the balance between being elder statesmen of the scene and still showing everyone a good time.


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