The Walkmen - 'Heaven'

The Walkmen - 'Heaven'

Walkmen album FAQ #1: no, ‘The Rat’ isn’t on it. Rat fans, indeed, have been increasingly disappointed since 2004’s ‘Bows + Arrows’ that The Walkmen have shunned vermin-smothered dancefloors in favour of the languid ballroom,...

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The Walkmen - 'Heaven'

The Walkmen - 'Heaven'

Of course, when ‘The Rat’ is your high-water mark, nothing’s ever going to sound as exciting again. But the best NY rock’n’roll band of the past decade who aren’t The Strokes are back to their best, channelling moody new wave with...

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Album review: The Walkmen - Lisbon (Bella Union)

Album review: The Walkmen - Lisbon (Bella Union)

It’s claimed that, in the average city, you’re never more than six feet away from a rat. That distance must feel like an ocean to The Walkmen who, since 2004, have been haunted by their own musical millstone, ‘ The Rat ’. As venomous...

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