Classic Rock

The Hold Steady

Thrashing Thru The Passion


FRench Kiss First album in five years is a fine return to glory.

Brooklyn punkSpring­steens The Hold Steady return with their seventh album, a hodgepodge of new stuff and digital singles previously released over the past couple of years. Despite its nonlinear creation, the album is one of their tightest and most consistent in years, with Craig Finn’s razorsharp storytelli­ng skills in full effect and the band exploring compelling new avenues, like the slo-mo Thin Lizzy of Blackout Sam, the Rick Springfiel­d-y power-pop riffage of The Entitlemen­t Crew, and delightful­ly mawkish AOR hooks of Traditiona­l Village. Denver Haircut is the Hold Steadiest track on deck, and it’s as good as anything they’ve ever done. ■■■■■■■■■■ sleazegrin­der

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