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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: Teeth Dreams
23 Mar 2014 // 9:06 PM
While the Hold Steady's catalog has consisted of detailed character sketches and scenarios extolling the virtues of indulging the devil whispering in your ear, Teeth Dreams deals with the demons left in the wake.
Craig Finn: Clear Heart Full Eyes
22 Jan 2012 // 4:00 PM
On his first solo record, the Hold Steady frontman is backed by a more somber bar band, the kind that gets the drunks slow dancing instead of fist pumping.
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