American Slang

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All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
With their hearts on their sleeves and their feet planted firmly in the garden state, the Gaslight Anthem's third album, American Slang, plays out like an offering to Springsteen, the patron saint of heartland rock. The feeling on this album is considerably more relaxed. All of the punk rock tension and urgency have been replaced by a more patient and heartfelt mood. This change of pace really gives the listener the ability to sit back and take in the scenery on their musical Rust Belt road trip, making for a more moody, understated experience. There are still a few uptempo rockers on the album, with "Stay Lucky" and "The Spirit of Jazz" bringing back some of the speed ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Gregory Heaney
With their hearts on their sleeves and their feet planted firmly in the garden state, the Gaslight Anthem's third album, American Slang, plays out like an offering to Springsteen, the patron saint of heartland rock. The feeling on this album is considerably more relaxed. All of the punk rock tension and urgency have been replaced by a more patient and heartfelt mood. This change of pace really gives the listener the ability to sit back and take in the scenery on their musical Rust Belt road trip, making for a more moody, understated experience. There are still a few uptempo rockers on the album, with "Stay Lucky" and "The Spirit of Jazz" bringing back some of the speed that old fans might be used to. The rest of the album works in more of a midtempo space, giving singer Brian Fallon's weathered voice room to work, allowing him to really dig in and make the best use of the laid-back melody on "Bring It On" and the spaciousness of "We Did It When We Were Young." The prevailing feeling throughout this album is that American Slang represents a more mature sound from the Gaslight Anthem, showing us a band that has grown up enough to start attempting to fill the shoes of their influences.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/15/2010
  • Label: Side One Dummy
  • UPC: 603967141825
  • Catalog Number: 71418
  • Sales rank: 36,812

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Gaslight Anthem Primary Artist
Jesse Malin Background Vocals
Ted Hutt Background Vocals
Bryan Kienlen Background Vocals
Alex Levine Bass, Vocals, Group Member
Pete Steinkopf Background Vocals
Dave Franklin Background Vocals
Alex Rosamilia Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Brian Fallon Guitar, Vocals, Group Member
Ben Horowitz Drums, Vocals, Group Member
Hollie Fallon Background Vocals
Tom Duhamel Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Ted Hutt Producer
Ryan Mall Engineer
The Gaslight Anthem Composer
Johnny Bouchard Producer
Tom Baker Mastering
Jeffrey Everett Illustrations, Layout
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