Review of The Gaslight Anthem – Get Hurt (Universal Music Canada)

The Gaslight AnthemGrowth for any group is inevitable. On Get Hurt, The Gaslight Anthem’s fifth full-length album, they have seemingly set their sights on the middle of the road. Although the record admittedly lacks the punch of earlier albums like The 59 Sound, the group still has plenty of hooks to offer in return. The album’s title track shines with melody while they flex a firm but straightforward rock and roll muscle on “Stray Paper,” “Helter Skeleton” and “Ain’t That A Shame.” Get Hurt may turn off dedicated fans but just might also earn the group a heap of new ones.