Socio-Economic Anxiety Never Rocked as Hard as it Does on the Hold Steady's Latest

Washington City Paper | July 10, 2008
Though the Hold Steady's musical style has always been of the lunchpail-swingin' bar-rock variety, Craig Finn's lyrics have usually been less about the rundown poor than the burned-out party kids. That changes on Stay Positive: Finn more directly addresses working-class themes, spinning tales of slightly older characters who are actually sweating their way through the drudgery.

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