Hold Steady - Almost Killed Me 12 inch
Almost Killed Me is the debut studio album by Brooklyn-based rock band The Hold Steady, released March, 2004 on Frenchkiss Records. It is considered by many to be a concept album, with several recurring themes such as near-death experiences, parties and the fictional character Charlemagne. It's concept album roots are further explored with the recurring characters in Separation Sunday, the Hold Steady's second album, which uses the same characters introduced in Almost Killed Me. Almost Killed Me was ranked number 99 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 100 Best Albums of the Decade.