Artist: The Hold Steady
City: Minneapolis
Year: 2006
Best Line: "These Twin City kisses / Sound like clicks and hisses."

Makes Us Not Want to Visit Artist Doesn't Live There Any More

The Hold Steady's barroom stomp and Springsteen homages mean that the majority of their songs sound like anthems. But it's the power chords and rollicking piano behind Craig Finn's lyrics about the Golden Gophers and the Mississippi River that make this the true Minneapolis anthem. "Stuck Between Stations" also serves as proof that if the guitars are loud enough, a refrain like "We drink, we dry up, and we crumble into dust" can seem positive.