Review: The Walkmen – A Hundred Miles Off

An energetic, rough-around-the-edges collection of mid-fi fuzz-rock that feels like it’s erupting as it rumbles past you.

Hamilton Leithauser’s scene-stealing vocals may shift between Tweedy’s alt-county mannerisms and Dylan’s croon, but the disc’s finest moments come when the quintet stomps in unison, all reverb-drenched guitars and jagged refrains.

This record was born to be heard on vinyl.

Favorite Track: “Lost In Boston”

Grade: B – Jetty, June 2006

About the author

Justin Vellucci is a staff writer for PopMatters, Spectrum Culture, and MusicTAP, a contributor to Pittsburgh Current, and a former staffer for Popdose, Punk Planet and Delusions of Adequacy. His music writing has appeared in national magazines such as American Songwriter, alt-pubs like The Brooklyn Rail, Pittsburgh CityPaper and San Diego CityBeat, blogs Swordfish, Punksburgh and Linoleum, and the Gannett magazine Jetty. He lives in Pittsburgh.

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