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The Strokes are the last of a certain breed. They don’t make rock bands like them anymore: the larger-than-life, the mythic, the kinds that can fill an arena with screaming fans that span generations. You can argue this — you have Arcade Fire, or the National, or the Black Keys, maybe. There are still rock… More »

This past weekend’s YouTube Music Awards presented an interesting conundrum for this column. The show labeled its performances as “live music videos,” and pulled in big-name directors to help put them together. But they were pretty much still performances, except with extra stuff going on. Unfortunately, the YouTube people made the mystifying decision to kee… More »

The most gripping musical video spectacle of the week did not actually feature any music at all. It was Kanye West, thoughts clearly spinning out faster than his mouth could relay them, using the platform of Jimmy Kimmel Live to get some things off his chest: The closed ranks of the fashion world, the scourge… More »

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Stream Albert Hammond Jr. AHJ EP

Five years and a stint in rehab separate Albert Hammond Jr. from his last solo release but the Strokes guitarist is back with a brand…
James Rettig | October 4, 2013 - 1:44 pm
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Albert Hammond Jr. – “St. Justice”

Last week we heard "Rude Customer," our first preview from Strokes guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.'s upcoming AHJ EP. Here's a second, more understated selection: "St.
Chris DeVille | September 30, 2013 - 12:06 pm
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Albert Hammond Jr – “Rude Customer”

Albert Hammond Jr has been clean and sober for four years, but the Strokes guitarist just recently opened up to the general public about hi…
Chris DeVille | September 26, 2013 - 3:42 pm
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Albert Hammond, Jr. Details Drug Addiction In NME

Albert Hammond, Jr., the Strokes guitarist and occasional solo artist, has been in and out of the spotlight over the last decade-plus. From an outside…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2013 - 12:17 pm
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Some Strokes, Black Keys, Johnny Depp, Ke$ha & More Pay Tribute To Tom Petty @ El Rey, Los Angeles 11/14/12

"This is a lot of Alpha energy to wrangle," Guster's Ryan Miller said in testament to Alex Levy and the Cabin Down Below Band's work…
Amrit Singh | November 15, 2012 - 3:09 pm

Albert Hammond Jr. Covers Big Star (Stereogum Premiere)

Cool For School, a digital-only compilation that benefits The Lunchbox Fund, features covers by the likes of Bright Eyes and Albert Hammond, Jr. Today, we're…
Corban Goble | October 4, 2011 - 1:26 pm
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Stereogum Presents… STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It

The Strokes' debut album Is This It was first released on 7/30/01. To help us celebrate this 10th Anniversary, we asked some of our favorite…
Stereogum | July 26, 2011 - 9:30 am
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The Strokes – “Call Me Back” Video

The Strokes released Angles almost two weeks ago. As a gift for fans who pre-ordered the album, the band sent out a link to download…
jessica | March 29, 2011 - 10:37 am
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Julian Casablancas @ Downtown Palace Theatre, LA 11/6/09

The Stroke's first solo gigs were in Japan this summer, and Monday's Spaceland show was a last minute surprise, so while last night was JC'…
Scott Lapatine | November 7, 2009 - 7:46 am
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Albert Hammond Jr. On Gossip Girl

This week’s Halloween episode was even more nonsensical than usual, so we nearly blocked out its cameo from the 1,400 year-old, anemic ghost of the…
Scott Lapatine | October 29, 2009 - 5:59 pm

Stereogum & team9 Present… MySplice III: 2008 Mashed Up

For the third year in a row, we've turned to master bootlegger team9 to take some of our favorite songs of the year and mash…
Scott Lapatine | December 16, 2008 - 6:17 pm
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New Coldplay – “Glass Of Water” (Live In Antwerp With Albert Hammond, Jr.)

We just acquainted ourselves with "Lost+," the Prospekt's March version of "Lost!" with a Jay-Z verse affixed, but less than 24 hours later, here's "Gla…
brandon | October 17, 2008 - 10:14 am
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There Will Maybe Be A Strokes Album In Not Too Long

NME.com reports Hambone Jr. is on the record saying the Strokes are “definitely figuring out something to do for 2009,” which gives us all about…
Amrit Singh | July 10, 2008 - 10:30 am
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New Albert Hammond, Jr. Video – “GfC”

You've heard the song, you've streamed the album, and now you can simulate dropping acid while having the audio-visual realization that Hambone Jr. is making…
Amrit Singh | July 8, 2008 - 5:12 pm
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Stream Albert Hammond Jr.’s ¿Cómo Te Llama?

We (ok, you guys) have established Hammond’s Spanish grammar is bad. Now you can listen to ¿Cómo Te Llama? at his MySpace and weigh i…
brandon | July 1, 2008 - 2:21 pm
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New Albert Hammond, Jr. – “GfC”

Now that we have glimpsed Albert Hammond Jr.’s pretty vacant (apartment) album art, we can get to the more substantive business of hearing what the…
Amrit Singh | May 22, 2008 - 3:13 pm
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Albert Hammond Jr.’s ¿Cómo Te Llama? Album Art

While you were waiting for the Strokes to get bored of looking cool with no place to go, Albert Hammond, Jr. has put together hi…
Amrit Singh | May 15, 2008 - 1:18 pm
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The Strokes Are Working Out Kinks For LP4, Watching Gossip Girl

It's been over two years since First Impressions Of Earth, but the Strokes are always fresh in our minds thanks to a neverending parade of…
Scott Lapatine | April 25, 2008 - 1:32 pm
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New Albert Hammond, Jr. Video – “Back To The 101″

How is it that even in death Ric Oh-KASS-eck’s favorite Stroke looks better than we ever could in a skinny suit? Here’s the first vid…
Stereogum | November 13, 2006 - 8:20 pm
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