You & Me
(Gigantic Music, 2008)
I haven’t really listened to much of The Walkmen since they broke onto the indie rock landscape earlier this decade, but somehow I was found by 2008’s You & Me and it left me utterly smitten. The album lets off an air of nonchalant coolness that is pretty much unparalleled on this list. The husky bass, murky guitars, Leithauser’s wale; You & Me is late night alcohol rock for the perfectly contented.