The Walkmen: Lisbon Review (Four Takes)

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6 Responses

  1. Zachary M. Glass says:

    Mr. Hamilton, It is moments like this when I miss the days of editors who edit as a career and not something they do during their lunch break at their day jobs. Editors who employ fact checkers to verify their work. The Walkmen, sir, have never recorded an album of “Dylan covers”. They have however, made a song for song cover of Harry Nilsson’s album “Pussycats”. And just for clarity’s sake; you seemed to have come away from “Lisbon” thoroughly dissatisfied. If this is so then why the high number grade?

    Mr. Mehta, I have been among the “Walkmenfaithful” since the moment “Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone” ended in my cd player in 2002. I’ve been to every show they’ve played in NYC since 2004. Yet I still cannot recall The Walkmen ever having this “surf heyday” you mentioned. Would you elaborate on that if you could, please.

    Thank you

  2. jonbehm says:

    Zachary, Four Takes is designed to be an informal musical discussion of “first takes” on albums – not highly polished mini-reviews. Therefore we do not edit down our guest contributor’s opinions

  3. Josh says:

    “It is moments like this when I miss the days of editors who edit as a career and not something they do during their lunch break at their day jobs.”

    Yeah, we are selfish assholes who have the audacity to have day jobs to pay their rent and support ourselves. A character flaw for sure. Music blogging should be not be a hobby, it should be your life.

  4. Soozie says:

    Hey Zachary, if you miss those days so much, why not pay us to write and edit these reviews?

  5. Mattydigs says:

    “The new album Lisbon has it’s moments but for the most part it’s loaded with your typical over-ochestrating on songs that don’t deserve the royal treatment.”
    WOW. This was their stripped down album as Leithauser has said himself.
    Did the first guy even listen to ‘you and me’ ? a. If he had then he’d realize what a foolish statement that was and b. That album definitely had enough ‘rocking’ that he should have been satisfied on that aspect before he got to this one. This makes his assertion that they should be rocking more all the more idiotic. There is a lot of (simple) beauty on this album if one can appreciate it and get over the fact that they don’t ‘rawk out bro!’ Sucks he can’t. Do us all a favor and keep your ill-informed opinion off the internet. thanks 😉

  6. Zachary M. Glass says:

    Or you could just know what you’re talking about before you form and share an opinion of it.

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