Review: The Hold Steady – Heaven Is Whenever

1 February 2011

The Hold Steady remind me very much of Tom Petty, both the voice of the leadsinger and the style of music. You should know that even though it’s not my favorite kind of music, I do like Tom Petty quite a bit (check out Wildflowers!). And I do like the Hold Steady’s new album “Heaven Is Whenever”. With the exception of “The Weekender” it lacks real highlights – the kind of songs that you put on your private Best-Of compilations – but it’s a very nice piece of music, diversified, yet with a very distinctive style. It’s one of those albums where the whole is bigger than it’s part (The National’s High Violet is another example). I give it 3.5 stars out of 5. (Review Ratings)

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