The Hold Steady

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‘One hell of a party’: readers on their albums of 2021 so far
From the sunny vibes of rapper Topaz Jones and guitar anthems of Du Blonde to the deep introspection of Fears and Julien Baker, here are the records that have really grabbed our readers over the last six months

Guardian readers

22, Jun, 2021 @1:00 PM

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The Hold Steady: Open Door Policy review – Springsteen-isms welcome
The Brooklyn-based rockers add a splash of brass to their everyman stylings on this lyrical eighth album

Phil Mongredien

21, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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'I should have grown out of this': how pop fandom shaped us
As Pete Paphides publishes a memoir of his life in pop, our writers reflect on the childhood musical loves that made them

Pete Paphides, Alexis Petridis, Ben Beaumont-Thomas, Laura Snapes, Hannah J Davies and Michael Hann

05, Mar, 2020 @8:54 AM

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The Hold Steady: Thrashing Thru the Passion review – chancers and chasers in fist-punching glory
Craig Finn’s barstool-rock raconteurs paint a portrait of booze-soaked Americana with their most enthralling record in years

Al Horner

16, Aug, 2019 @9:00 AM

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My pop highlight of 2017, by Rag’n’Bone Man, Charli XCX and more
From Craig David’s intergenerational Glastonbury success to Tim Jonze’s run-in with Marc Almond, pop stars and Guardian music writers pick their musical memories of the year

Artist interviews by Rachel Aroesti

29, Dec, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Craig Finn: We All Want the Same Things review – master storyteller gets personal

Gwilym Mumford

23, Mar, 2017 @9:30 PM

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Craig Finn's guide to the best ever sports music
He’s a dedicated fan of the Minnesota Vikings and the Minneapolis Twins – and he’s just released his second solo album, Faith in the Future. Here are Craig Finn’s favourite ever sports-related records …

Michael Hann

23, Sep, 2015 @9:24 AM

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The Hold Steady: watch the video for Spinners
Have a look at the animated video for Spinners, from the Hold Steady's new album, Teeth Dreams

Michael Hann

25, Mar, 2014 @5:30 PM

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Teeth Dreams review – 'the big record they've been threatening to make'

The Hold Steady's sixth album sees their sound get bigger and singer Craig Finn's songwriting subtly evolve, writes Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

23, Mar, 2014 @11:05 AM

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The Hold Steady: Teeth Dreams review – 'Richer, more expansive, with every listen'
Brooklyn's blue-collar rock heroes sound like a band recharged, with an immediacy that's disorienting and restless energy, writes Charlotte Richardson Andrews

Charlotte Richardson Andrews

20, Mar, 2014 @9:15 PM

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The Hold Steady – a band whose relationship with their fans defines them
Following a band isn’t just about the music – it’s about fans feeling they belong to something bigger. Which is something the Hold Steady understand

Michael Hann

03, Mar, 2014 @2:37 PM

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The Rolling Stones can't be all cynical – they've long promoted other bands

Michael Hann: Tempted to view the Stones bringing Florence Welch onstage as cheap credibility chasing? Their history suggests otherwise

Michael Hann

30, Nov, 2012 @3:47 PM

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