Can someone punch that mask off of Zomby’s face? I’m sick of the “enigmatic electronic producer” schtick. We get it, you’re mysterious.
FIDLAR’s gotta be on here somewhere. Such a fun record.
Deerhunter – Monomania
Youth Lagoon – Wondrous Bughouse
Ghostface Killah & Adrian Younge: – Twelve Reasons to Die
Wavves – Afraid of Heights
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.