New Jersey Slang
The Gaslight Anthem are great because they don’t really give a fuck about fitting into a scene, man. They just want to play good music and write good lyrics. Punk, rock, whatever; it’s all cool with them. Hangin’ in New Jersey, getting hearts broken and playing rock and roll, it’s real life. Real life for people from New Jersey, at least.
They’ve always been a bunch of solid songwriters so it’s a pity that the last album really tripped them with the dodgy AM radio production. The new one is cleaner, smoother and possibly better. Too early to confidently say, as it takes a while for their songs to sink in. They’ve toned down the punk aspect even more but it doesn’t really matter when your busy connecting with Fallon’s lyrics. Right?