Stay Positive

Vagrant Records
Release date
17 Jun 2008
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Constructive Summer 2:55 72,686
2 Sequestered In Memphis 3:32 92,523
3 One For The Cutters 4:41 47,861
4 Navy Sheets 3:22 43,370
5 Lord, I'm Discouraged 5:07 45,532
6 Yeah Sapphire 3:36 42,075
7 Both Crosses 4:35 38,729
8 Stay Positive 2:58 56,037
9 Magazines 3:08 40,333
10 Joke About Jamaica 4:35 37,421
11 Slapped Actress 5:17 38,243

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  • Red_Baron45

    underrated [2]

    9 Aug 2011 Reply
  • rjt2111

    @DackAttac I'm pretty sure Enlightened Eyes guy is Charlemagne, and this album is mostly about Charlemagne (and his relationship with Sapphire) after he escapes the Twin Cities with Holly and Gideon thinking he's dead.

    24 Oct 2010 Reply
  • conditionals

    Least good Hold Steady album, most good Hold Steady album art.

    27 Sep 2009 Reply
  • DackAttac

    Love this album, but as far as getting my head around the players and the plays of the plot, I can't quite get a handle on it. I know Sapphire has visions, I know the "new girl" tried to stop Butterfly Knife dude from killing Enlightened Eyes guy, but testified for him on the stand. But as far as everything else, I'm at a loss.

    5 Apr 2009 Reply
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  • LCDBill

    the album of 2008

    28 Jan 2009 Reply
  • DeanMurdoch13

    Slapped Actress with the least amount of plays? To me it's among the three best songs on the album with Constructive Summer and Lord, I'm discouraged being the other two.

    6 Nov 2008 Reply
  • danrhyn

    it is a bit of a pain having to split the bonus tracks into 3 separate mp3s, not hard tho and you can do it in ten minutes with any basic recording program. as for the album tho it's awesome, i've been listening to all 4 hold steady albums a lot this week and i still can't decide which is my favourite.

    28 Jul 2008 Reply
  • Alexz_a

    This album just gets better the more you listen to it! For me it stands out as one of the best albums of 2008 so far. Impressive!

    20 Jul 2008 Reply
  • MarsTheBear

    3 bonus B-sides! - Track 12 - 11.29 - 'Untitled' ....riiiight! Good album on the first few listens. Still think that the first two are the best two though!

    18 Jul 2008 Reply
  • blue1

    Awesome record.

    17 Jul 2008 Reply
  • UnrighteousFury

    Listening to this album makes it hard not to Stay Positive.

    16 Jul 2008 Reply
  • daveguy321

    One of the top 5 albums of 2008, without a doubt.

    16 Jul 2008 Reply
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    14 Jul 2008 Reply

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