The Walkmen: A Playlist

It’s interesting to follow debates about The Walkmen. I say the band’s later albums (You & Me, Lisbon, Heaven) are superior to the early ones (Everyone Who Pretended to Like Me is Gone, Bows + Arrows, A Hundred Miles Off). Those who believe oppositely won’t be fond this playlist, but for better or worse, they are my Walkmen picks, meant to be played in order. Naturally, “The Rat” caps it off — usually the last song played at concerts — and I kick it off with “In the New Year”, which is not only my favorite Walkmen song but one of my favorite songs of all time.

1. In the New Year. You & Me, 2008.
2. Juveniles. Lisbon, 2010.
3. Louisiana. A Hundred Miles Off, 2006.
4. Line by Line. Heaven, 2012.
5. Song for Leigh. Heaven, 2012.
6. Nightingales. Heaven, 2012.
7. Heaven. Heaven, 2012.
8. Red Moon. You & Me, 2008.
9. Stranded (Live). Lisbon, 2010.
10. The Rat (Live). Bows + Arrows, 2004.

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6 thoughts on “The Walkmen: A Playlist

  1. It was very difficult to make this list. Had to leave off so many gems.

    1. In the New Year
    2. All Hands and the Cook
    4. Angela Surf City
    5. New Country
    6. Canadian Girl
    7. Heaven
    8. I Lost You
    9. Thinking of a Dream I Had
    9. The Rat
    10. We've Been Had

  2. Ahem!

    Early Walkmen is truthfully the best, and any list without Rue the Day… methinks you will rue this day, someday. šŸ™‚

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