31. The Walkmen - ‘Heaven’ + Rob Roy

The Walkmen - ‘Heaven’ + Rob Roy

Ingredients: 2 ounces blended Scotch whisky, 3/4 ounce Italian vermouth, 1 dash Angostura bitters.

Mixing Instructions: Shake whisky, vermouth and bitters vigorously with ice, then strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a twist of lemon.

Notes: From the opening track, “We Can’t Be Beat” come these throat-tightening lyrics, 'Oh, golden dreams all lose their glow/Oh, I don't need perfection, I love the whole.'  This album is anti-rock & roll in many ways and it’s refreshing — it’s what happens when adults make music, people who have let go of many things yet found firmer ground in the process.  Songs like “Heaven” make it clear that The Walkmen are comfortable with who they are at this point…it seems this freedom has allowed them to make music with both weight and glory.  A classic.

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