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The Walkmen, 'The Rat'

49. The Walkmen, 'The Rat'

An anthem of New York's rock revival that mixed Strokes strumming with U2's operatic fury. Frontman Hamilton Leithauser gives an unlucky caller an earful. "Can't you hear me, I'm bleeding on the wall!" We hear you.


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