on 22 June 2014
Well, I'm a big Walkmen fan. All I can say is that this album hits all the spots that the previous albums have too - dynamic, melodic, intelligent. Perfect music from Leithauser - he has to have one of the best voices around.
Superb - as I said, if you like the Walkmen this will appeal in exactly the same way.
on 11 November 2014
Great first solo album from Hamilton following the temporary hiatus of the Walkmen. Real mix of influences on this album a bit of 50's crooner and the indie sound of previous Walkmen albums. He has had a few musicians from other bands Fleet Foxes/Vampire Weekend play on this and they have influenced the sound - i love Silent Orchestra, St Marys County, 11 oclock Friday Night, Self pity and I retired. In my top 5 albums of 2014. Saw him recently on tour and the vocal power of Hamilton live is amazing -wish him and the band every success they deserve it.
on 17 July 2014
Like a lot of music on amazon not sure how I found this album, but I'm really glad I did. Lifted a few songs straight on to my playlist it sits nicely in a row with Townes Van Zandt,Leonard Cohen, John Martyn, Dylan, Cash, Waits, Walker... I know nothing about the Hamilton Leithhauser but do you really need to know anything about an artist if the music is this good. So if you're looking for something full of tracks that should be on your playlist for a long time then happy to recommend.
on 27 August 2014
Lush, Lush, Lush...voice,tunes,arrangements...heart rendering ballards coupled with dark cheeky pop...absolutely brilliant..perfect pop,have never enthused over anything quite so much.lead singer is from/with The Walkmen,so if you know anything of them you will know the voice.It's not a huge departure from Walkmen albums within themselves,especially as several other band members play on this,what's difference is the range of style, and it's all the better for it.Hoping he will tour UK before 2014 is out,will definitely go to see/hear him solo on strength of this album.