Record labelRough Trade Records
AddedMay 5th, 2010
Last updatedMarch 16th, 2023
About"Heaven Is Whenever" is the fifth studio album by American rock band The Hold Steady, released on May 4, 2010 by Vagrant Records. The album was produced by Dean Baltulonis and recorded at Dreamland Recording Studios in Woodstock, New York.
The album features a sound that is slightly more polished and refined than the band's previous work, with a greater emphasis on melody and songcraft. The band's lyrics, written by lead vocalist Craig Finn, continue to be a strong point of the album, with Finn's storytelling ability shining through in tracks such as "Barely Breathing", "Our Whole Lives" and "The Sweet Part of the City".
The album's themes revolve around the search for meaning and purpose, the struggles of everyday life, and the pursuit of happiness.
"Heaven Is Whenever" received mixed reviews upon its release, with some critics praising the band's growth and maturity, while others criticized the album's lack of energy and intensity.
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