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View Poll Results: Rate Angles.
Very good 7 16.67%
Good 22 52.38%
Average 8 19.05%
Poor 3 7.14%
Very poor 2 4.76%
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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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
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There's three "above average" options and only two "below average" options... unbalanced poll makes me sad
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Old 03-13-2011, 05:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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True. Fixed.


THE STROKES - UNDER COVER OF DARKNESS (2011)

Official video for the lead single.
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Old 03-26-2011, 01:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
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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.
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Pretty good energy for sure! I enjoy it. Not sure if enough to buy it, but we'll see.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Old 04-29-2011, 06:07 AM   #9 (permalink)
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good for me

like the Cars' influences
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Old 05-09-2011, 08:08 PM   #10 (permalink)
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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.
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