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Take it for what it is. We are never going to get another Room on Fire or Is This It and we have to stop expecting it. I think this is a legitimately enjoyable album.
We were spoiled by literally ZERO filler in those first 2 albums (in my opinion), and now we analyze every Strokes song expecting perfection. I think this album gives me another 5-6 good Strokes songs, and 1-2 more that are listenable. I’ll take it.
There is no “worst song” on that album
Alright Strokes…are we gonna be good or bad? Can we decide already?
I also want to say, in their defense, I think they were fucked by the crazy hype their first album got. They actually DID live up to expectations with Room on Fire, but people shit on them for sounding like Is This It. They spent the next 2 albums trying to sound “different” and live up to the evolution the blogosphere expected of them, to mixed results at best.
We learned from our mistakes. We’re sorry, Strokes. Just go back to doing what you do best and we won’t complain.
I genuinely don’t want to knock anybody for liking this, because, you know, diff’rent strokes and all. (no pun intended)
But watching The Strokes change over time has been painful for me. Is This It is my favorite album of all time, Room on Fire’s on the list too. They were the absolute epitome of effortlessly catchy and cool. FIOE had some solid tracks, Angles was fucking terrible, and this single is nothing what most of us are looking for.
Those of you saying “BANDS CHANGE GET OVER IT” are correct. Bands do change, and The Strokes are changing for the worst. No more hooks, no more remarkable guitar interplay. Just nothing left of why we loved them in the first place.
Take That? What?
Oh, and I was talking about CNN’s speculation being too high
It’s definitely overvalued. Spotify may be popular but they haven’t shown the ability to generate any sort of cash flow.
Hopefully they can find a way to make some money without requiring payment for the most basic of their services. Adding some incentives to get a premium account might be a good idea.
What’s with the Spotify backlash on here? Many of you have been complaining that artists receive pennies on the dollar with their streaming service, but most of you are probably pirating most of your music anyway. My listening output has increased substantially , and I’ve even begun a vinyl collection with many records I heard initially on Spotify.
I’ll stop sucking their dick, but bottom line is: I don’t pirate anymore, and I’m listening to more music. What gives?
My most anticipated release of 2012.
It doesn’t help that Chris Brown shows zero remorse for anything he’s done. And he’s also 5000% more in the public eye than the lead singer of a small indie rock band.
I’m not defending Pitts in any way, what he did (allegedly) was terrible. He deserves punishment, but I hope he can get some mental help and straighten shit out. This is a really weird situation coming from a guy who seemed to be really easy-going and upbeat in the past.
Doss and co. killed it at Pitchfork just a few weeks ago. Very very sad.
The live show is awesome. Nice to see a group trying to something different than your normal knob-turning 40 minutes.
I was grandfathered into AT&T’s unlimited data plan. That, combined with Spotify premium, has effectively stopped all illegal downloads on my part. Spotify is incredible. People need to stop comparing the current music industry’s landscape to the booming financial days of the past. It’s never gonna get there again. It’s all about damage control at this point, and Spotify has at least done something to combat the problem.
Cloud Nothings. Reppin’ Cleveland.
I will take the stark realism of Damian’s hairy tits over the digitally enhanced tits of Katy Perry any day of the week.
I’m most excited for The Tallest Man on Earth, by a landslide.
jesus, you’re right
..good luck to the next guy ;)
I thought this was awesome. The animation and the movements of the characters is oddly fascinating to me.
You might as well just say the word
I think part of the problem is I’m not a huge fan of R&B style. I love Balam Acab, Clams Casino, and FlyLo whether I’m high or not…for some reason I thought the Weeknd would fall into that category but he seems a bit different.
Can someone sell me on The Weeknd real fast? Like a Cliff’s Notes? I haven’t found anything that’s blown me away yet but I feel like the lightbulb’s gonna switch on eventually.
I actually agree about Lana Del Rey. A lot of deserving artists put out full lengths that deserve some recognition. Let’s take a “wait and see” approach with LDR if you ask me.
Nice list, would’ve liked to have seen ASAP Rocky and Balam Acab, though.
Yuck – Georgia