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The Best Albums of 2014
22 Dec 2014 // 8:10 AM
From Polish black metal to mind-blowing progressive R&B and electronic music, 2014's best albums certainly have something for everyone.
The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 40-21
8 Oct 2014 // 9:14 PM
From breathtaking reformulations of shoegaze to British soul revival, this batch of stellar recordings from the 2000s is an eclectic one.
Indie Ambition: Hold Steady
28 Jan 2010 // 3:59 PM
Can Craig Finn pull his bandmates with him and lift them up to his arena tour in the sky? The Rockist ponders the future of the Hold Steady.
The Hold Steady: Almost Killed Me / Separation Sunday (Deluxe Editions)
13 Dec 2016 // 9:25 PM
Craig Finn's spoken vocals are a barrier to entry, but the Hold Steady's first two albums literally contain the beginning of the story. These deluxe editions have enough strong extras to warrant a look.
Craig Finn: Faith in the Future
10 Sep 2015 // 9:30 PM
Craig Finn’s second solo album Faith in the Future perseveres in hard times, thanks to Finn’s dark humor.
The 10 Best Hold Steady Songs
26 Oct 2011 // 12:30 AM
The Hold Steady's music represents a delightfully perverse amalgamation of the Rolling Stones’ unbridled sexuality, Jack Kerouac’s open-road spirit, and the Replacement’s independent sensibility. No doubt, any of these 10 songs would make a great “gateway drug” for anyone interested in discovering the charms of the group for the first time.
The Hold Steady + Company of Thieves: 19 November 2010—Dekalb, IL
23 Nov 2010 // 3:00 AM
Without a doubt, the Brooklyn-based Hold Steady are one of the most consistently rewarding live bands performing today.
Separation time for the Hold Steady's Craig Finn
1 Feb 2012 // 1:35 AM
MINNEAPOLIS — Just a few weeks before he headed to Texas to make his first-ever solo album last summer, Craig Finn snuck back home to Minnesota.
The Hold Steady plays to its strengths
28 Sep 2010 // 2:32 AM
Usually, when a pioneering popular music force is asked to come clean about his musical heroes, the answer becomes a bit of a balk. Maybe