Album Review: The Walkmen
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 01, 2012

  • Posted by: Zoe Marquedant

The Walkmen's Heaven starts off on an unusually soft note. Their starting track, "We Can't Be Beat," consists mostly of acoustic guitar, triangle and a touch of backing vocals. It's a far cry from their past more rollicking songs, like "The Rat" off of Bows + Arrows. The calm of "We Cant Be Beat" crescendos as instruments and voices are delicately added on, transforming the song into more of a mantra than an opening note. By beginning on this footing, The Walkmen set up Heaven as their most tranquil and grown-up sounding album yet.

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