Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Strokes - Angles

The Strokes - Angles
Released: Tuesday, March 22, 2011.

Releasing their fourth album since "First Impressions of Earth" in 06', The Strokes came together and recorded "Angles". The first album with songs written by all members of the group, a project described by Julian Casablancas as "Operation make everyone satisfied." What do I think of the collaborative writings? I think a lot of it's kinda boring and not as impacting as I had hope. According to Pitchfork, Julian separated himself from the recording process by sending a lot of his vocal tracks electronically... That's kind of awkward. But who knows, this kind of stuff probably happens all the time. Anyways, I'm rather disappointed with this album... There was definitely too much hype around it and it only lead to somewhat of a let down...but maybe I expected too much? I mean, there are some songs that will make it to my iPod, like "Under Cover of Darkness" and "Call me back"... but yeah, it unfortunately wasn't what I expected. It's super 80's, which is cool... but yeah, "Angles" just didn't do it for me. Although, there is still possibility that it'll grow on me... we'll see.

5 comments:

  1. Unfortunately this is a set back of the creative process. You never know what's going to be a success and what's not, all you can do is try new things, (things that make you the artist happy) and hope for the best.

    I understand exactly how you mean tho, they're first album was a gem to be sure, and this album is a different sound than were used to.

    Altho I kinda like it :p

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