Monday, December 11, 2006

old st. john on death row, he's just waiting for a pardon

Cold War Kids were one of those hugely buzz band at the beginning of the year (at least among the blog world), and naturally, I do not response too well to bands with the "buzz tag", so I usually avoid them completely. Well, with that being said, Cold War Kids’ full length debut truly fulfilled all the hype and buzz as Robbers & Cowards is one of the best albums I’ve heard all year. Robbers & Cowards is unlike anything in my music collection this year: it is a country-blues/folk influenced record full of soulful rhythms and melodies. If you are in doubt about this band, all you need to do is download and listen to the opening track, "We Used To Vacation". After hearing that song, I am sure that there is no need for me to say anything more about Cold War Kids as you are pretty much hook on Robbers & Cowards for at least the next little while.

We Used To Vacation [super-wicked-cool song]
Hang Me Up To Dry
Passing The Hat
Saint John
[super-wicked-cool song]
[wicked-cool song]
God, Make Up Your Mind [super-wicked-cool song]
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buy Robbers & Cowards here

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