On the musical legacies of Linkin Park and The Gaslight Anthem
Perry Eaton of BDCwire joined me this afternoon to discuss new releases, as he usually does Tuesdays at 4. We ended up getting into a pretty heavy discussion about the musical merits of Linkin Park and Lana Del Rey, who both have new albums out this week. That led into the two of us picking apart this piece on The Gaslight Anthem. More
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