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The Walkmen - In The New YearThe Walkmen – In The New Year

The Walkmen are a five piece band from New York City, they released their critically acclaimed album ‘You And Me’ in September 2008, with many publications claiming the album to be the best material that The Walkmen have ever created.

The first single to be taken from ‘You And Me’ was ‘The Blue Route’, the song did the band good and they are now ready to release ‘In The New Year’ which is the second song to be taken from their current album ‘You And Me’.

I am going to be very honest with my opinion here, I really can’t see what all the fuss is about with The Walkmen, to me they sound like a poor man’s Coldplay with a much darker overall sound. ‘In The New Year’ really doesn’t do anything for me, and is quite a sad dark sounding song that never really gets going.

It seems like the Walkmen are a band that are just like Marmite, you either love them or hate them and sadly I can’t get into them whatsoever so have to opt for the later one of the two statements.


Review by Trigger
 Band Members

Hamilton Leithauser
Paul Maroon
Walter Martin
Peter Bauer
Matt Barrick
 Track Listing
1. In The New Year
 Band Related Links
The Walkmen Myspace
The Walkmen Website
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?