14 Songs, 1 Hour 1 Minute

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a difficult period—personally, financially, and artistically—following 2010’s The Brutalist Bricks, Ted Leo and his wife left New York for a fresh start. Driven by spirited, Jam- and Clash-like power pop (“Anthems of None,” “Run to the City”), The Hanged Man feels both troubled but hopeful, the kind of album you could just as well pump your fist to as follow with a dictionary. Most striking is “Lonsdale Avenue,” a nervy, Springsteenian ballad about the modest victories of equally modest people.

EDITORS’ NOTES

After a difficult period—personally, financially, and artistically—following 2010’s The Brutalist Bricks, Ted Leo and his wife left New York for a fresh start. Driven by spirited, Jam- and Clash-like power pop (“Anthems of None,” “Run to the City”), The Hanged Man feels both troubled but hopeful, the kind of album you could just as well pump your fist to as follow with a dictionary. Most striking is “Lonsdale Avenue,” a nervy, Springsteenian ballad about the modest victories of equally modest people.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

ekw is my bud ,

quickly became my favorite Ted Leo album

it's weird to be proud of someone you don't know but I am very proud of Ted Leo for making an incredible set of songs with so much confidence behind them. there are upbeaters, downcasters, gutpunchers, and room for funny moments ("look at us meet, and fall in love!/heyyyyyy!!"). as much as I don't want him to fall into Shellac's or the Evens' 7-year album cycle gaps, if the result is as good as this (or those), the wait is worth it and then some. I Love Ted Leo

Tim Sss ,

Feels like you are in the studio with him

How did it take me so long to finally hear Ted Leo? I'm getting old. Great vocals. Singing from the heart. Awesome band.

GSH82 ,

Year's Best

This is one of my favorite albums of 2017. Great to hear new songs from Ted Leo.

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