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Unless it's AMAZING! I don't really care but there ya go...
but would be genuinely shocked if it didn't have a few belters, even the JC solo album had three solid gold tracks
The first three tracks, 'Fear of Sleep', 'Ize of the World', all great. Unfortunately there is some quite dismal filler.
The Strokes are still fantastic in my book.
i can't see any other record next year facing such intense critical scrutiny upon release. for The Strokes, #4 simply must be gold standard. they need to cement their genius, which, make no mistake haters, they do possess. they mustn't allow themselves to be reduced to a historical footnote. editing will be key, after the bloated (albeit often brilliant) FIOE. if it turns out to be 'meh', well, the world might leave them be, but i know i'll stick with them. i'm sure they'll be ecstatic.
sounds exactly like the first album. Maybe even the same backing tracks with different lyrics. Or just the songs in a different order. That would do. Actually that reminds me of this: http://paganwandererlu.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/vampire-weekend-announce-new-album/
Anyway, I'm excited/hopeful
'Casablancas said that he had been recording vocals without his bandmates to prevent himself interfering too much.'
Is pretty ominous. In other early videos of the recording videos he's simply nowhere to be seen, as far as a I can tell the band are making the music and then shipping it off for Julian to lay vocals on.
Needless to say if you look at the writing credits for Is This It and Room On Fire its - 'Words and music by Julian Casablancas' He IS The Strokes as far as composition goes - I'm not convinced this is even gonna sound like the same band.. Their reputation could go down the tubes with this one
I wouldn't mind him playing a bigger part