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Robbers & Cowards

robbers and cowards

Cold War Kids. (2006). Robbers and liars. New York: Downtown Records.


Robbers and Liars is the first full length album by the indie rock band Cold War Kids. Their soulful tunes are incredibly catchy, and are obviously influenced by artists like Bob Dylan, Velvet Underground and Jeff Buckley. Hang Me Up to Dry, the album’s single, charted at #57 in the UK and is an track that truly encompasses the full range of musical stylings.


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Reason for inclusion

This album is full of earworms. I included it because I really like it and think any indie rock kid who listens to Death Cab, Spoon, or Modest Mouse would also enjoy this band.