Open Thread: Is the Hold Steady Overhyped
My pal Graceland asked me what I thought about the Hold Steady. My first thought was who the fuck is the Hold Steady? Then I remembered that I'm familiar with this band. I heard their big indie rock hit Chips Ahoy and quickly forgot about them. I heard some other stuff by them. The songs sound catchy and then I never think about them again.
This band has been getting much buzz. I'm I missing something or is this band something special? Offer your opinions.
Side note: Joel, a post about Brian Eno, OK Computer and ambient music makes painful reading. Please, for the mercy of God, stop.
Updated: I also uploaded another Hold Steady song.
Southtown Girls MP3