+5Posted on Jul 26th, 2011 | re: Stereogum Presents... STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It (186 comments)

The Strokes just make it sound so effortless and easy, and most of these sound like artists trying really hard. I guess slacker garage rock isn’t that cool anymore, which is ironic considering that was pretty much The Strokes’ whole game. I also found it funny that Chelsea Wolfe specifically stated how good the lyrics to The Modern Age are, and then proceeded to completely bury them so deep that you can’t understand them. Maybe I am just bitter that there are zero live instruments on at least half of these songs :(

I’m going to go listen to Is This It now.