Music Banter

Music Banter (https://www.musicbanter.com/)
-   New Releases Ratings Forum (https://www.musicbanter.com/new-releases-ratings-forum/)
-   -   The Strokes - Angles (https://www.musicbanter.com/new-releases-ratings-forum/54999-strokes-angles.html)

Mojo 03-13-2011 04:27 PM

The Strokes - Angles
 
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi.../Strokes_1.jpg

The Strokes - Angles
Released March 18th 2011
Rough Trade/RCA Records
Garage-rock

1. "Machu Picchu" 3:30
2. "Under Cover of Darkness" 3:56
3. "Two Kinds of Happiness" 3:42
4. "You're So Right" 2:34
5. "Taken For a Fool" 3:23
6. "Games" 3:52
7. "Call Me Back" 3:02
8. "Gratisfaction" 2:59
9. "Metabolism" 3:01
10. "Life is Simple in the Moonlight" 4:15

RVCA 03-13-2011 04:47 PM

There's three "above average" options and only two "below average" options... unbalanced poll makes me sad

Mojo 03-13-2011 05:20 PM

True. Fixed.


THE STROKES - UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS (2011)

Official video for the lead single.

Key 03-26-2011 01:21 PM

I love this album. It's very upbeat and has a sort of 80's feel to it. Casablancas sounds very good in this album, though I do like his solo stuff a bit better. The definitely blew me away with this release, I may have to give it a spin later today.

LostBoyScout 03-28-2011 10:09 PM

Pretty good energy for sure! I enjoy it. Not sure if enough to buy it, but we'll see.

Mojo 03-30-2011 06:05 AM

I listened to it maybe 12 times, and so I do like it. However it gets less and less interesting all the time, which I kind of felt it would. Taken For A Fool, Machu Picchu, Under Cover of Darkness and Life is Simple in The Moonlight are all very good tracks, in my opinion. There's a little too much filler though.

I miss the way The Strokes were. Garage, lo-fi, and with a bit of retro swagger. Now they seem to be moving towards more 80's synthpop/new wave and thats fine, I actually feel they could be pretty good at it. I mean, Julian Casablancas' solo album was similar and I really liked that. However I think this album is good, but just misses the mark.

RVCA 04-03-2011 01:21 AM

I've listened to it once, and found most of it pretty much throwaway. Machu Picchu, Under Cover of Darkness, and Gratisfaction were the only memorable tracks. I'll sit on it and listen at least once more before I vote.

Key 04-04-2011 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RVCA (Post 1029832)
I've listened to it once, and found most of it pretty much throwaway. Machu Picchu, Under Cover of Darkness, and Gratisfaction were the only memorable tracks. I'll sit on it and listen at least once more before I vote.

Machu Picchu is my favorite track off the album. Granted your opinion is a bit different than mine with the album as a whole, but I think the song I mentioned is a great started for the album. It gives the listener a good feel for what you could expect with the rest of the album.

Howard the Duck 04-29-2011 06:07 AM

good for me

like the Cars' influences

swim 05-09-2011 08:08 PM

I was expecting absolutely nothing from this. I figured I'd download it and shortly there after delete but I really love the new wave turn that they took.

TheBig3 05-09-2011 10:12 PM

A. Wow, I always. Think swim is gone forever. Hello there ;)

B. So far I love what im hearing. I dont see a wild change from the songs on Room on Fire but maybe I should listen again. I don't know, sounds like the Strokes to me.

Sansa Stark 05-09-2011 10:20 PM

I haven't totally absorbed this album yet, but I really, really love Macchu Picchu

holly984 05-10-2011 06:48 PM

I like this album. Machu Picchu, Taken For A Fool, and Under Cover of Darkness are my favorite tracks.

djchameleon 05-11-2011 07:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mojopinuk (Post 1027357)

I miss the way The Strokes were. Garage, lo-fi, and with a bit of retro swagger. Now they seem to be moving towards more 80's synthpop/new wave and thats fine, I actually feel they could be pretty good at it. I mean, Julian Casablancas' solo album was similar and I really liked that. However I think this album is good, but just misses the mark.

I think that's why I really like this album more. It feels like they are actually trying as opposed to the whole lo-fi , garage feel.

swim 05-11-2011 09:36 AM

I don't think the change from post-punk to new-wave is super far leap but it's refreshing for sure. They're not tackling a sound they can't handle like you hear on the new Young Widows.

Laser 05-11-2011 10:05 PM

I really like this album and I'm voting "good". It's not my favorite album this year but it's sweet chill music. My favorite tracks are Undercover of Darkness and You're so Right.

___ 06-01-2011 12:37 AM

After they let you stream Under Cover of Darkness before the album came out, I was pretty electrified. I also enjoyed the music video. Except when it was released and I listened to the full album, I felt a little unsatisfied. Maybe I was just anticipating the feel like from First Impressions of Earth.

Nyls Nyman 06-07-2011 09:30 PM

Good. The new wave approach lacks some conviction, but there are still some good songs here.

Sansa Stark 06-07-2011 10:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ___ (Post 1062844)
After they let you stream Under Cover of Darkness before the album came out, I was pretty electrified. I also enjoyed the music video. Except when it was released and I listened to the full album, I felt a little unsatisfied. Maybe I was just anticipating the feel like from First Impressions of Earth.

Honestly after Is This It and Room on Fire, we're all expecting too much

OOS 06-12-2011 11:29 AM

Definitely no Room On Fire or Is This It, but I like Angles quite a bit. At the very least, Machu Piccu and Gratisfaction are two of the best things that they've ever done. Also, the production isn't quite as awful on this one as it was on their first two albums, which is good.

NumberNineDream 06-23-2011 02:02 PM

I liked it. I really can't understand why so many people found it disappointing the week it was released.

Howard the Duck 06-23-2011 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NumberNineDream (Post 1075736)
I liked it. I really can't understand why so many people found it disappointing the week it was released.

neither can I

bantermusic_uk 06-27-2011 12:57 PM

Never got The Strokes - but they inspire a lot of people...

jenurenazensis 08-03-2011 05:23 AM

I like the album.It was pretty good.I too also feel that Casablancas looks good in this album.I would like to buy this album for sure.One of the good music albums it is.

JuuWorlds 08-11-2011 05:56 PM

I liked the album but sadly not as much as i used to love all of the other Strokes albums even Julian Casablancas' solo album "Phrases for the Young" was more enjoyable than this, but "Angles" isn't a bad album by any means, it's just not as good as the reputation the Strokes have built up for themselves

Howard the Duck 09-20-2011 06:20 AM

^^only if they contain porn

Kingspooker 10-02-2011 11:26 AM

I think this album is great. It's got a bit of everything, but the only thing i miss is the rawness of songs like Someday and New York City Cops. Still great though and I love Gratisfaction, sounds like a more guitary Queen.

Forward To Death 03-14-2012 06:32 PM

Need to hear this, but I've been disappointed in all of my attempts to dig The Strokes. It just seemed like watered down garage-revival with a lot of production.

Insane Guest 03-14-2012 07:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Forward To Death (Post 1165439)
Need to hear this, but I've been disappointed in all of my attempts to dig The Strokes. It just seemed like watered down garage-revival with a lot of production.


You'll be once again disappointed. The Strokes are the Strokes, take it or leave it.

Forward To Death 03-14-2012 07:25 PM

Yeah, but most indie rock is more or less at least worth a try. The Strokes were okay, just didn't live up to how much hype has surrounded them IMO.

Insane Guest 03-14-2012 07:30 PM

They just give off a good vibe everytime I listen to them, could never have a frown on your face while listening to the strokes.

Key 03-23-2012 11:43 AM

I still love this album a lot since it's release. It's still got that good vibe to it as I liked when I listened to it the first time. One of those albums that is just very very easy to sit through from start to finish without feeling like there was something missing or left out.

Howard the Duck 04-02-2012 08:10 PM

it was the first Strokes I got and i worked backwards

cos i didn't find them that interesting in the halcyon days

Key 04-02-2012 08:14 PM

^I dove into their other work as well. Not something i've stuck to doing for a while though. Just never had the motivation.

Howard the Duck 04-02-2012 08:35 PM

^^found "Is this it?" to be above average, really

i still prefer Angles

housekeeping 04-08-2012 05:18 PM

^ That's an interesting... What's the word here.. Eeh.. Angle!

The highlights of Angels for me is definitley the last two tracks, Metabolism and Life Is Simple In The Moonlight. The lyrics on those two rawks.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:33 PM.


© 2003-2022 Advameg, Inc.