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You know the deal - 30 second clips....
Ah well. And it doesn't sound like The Strokes at all. What's going on with his voice, and somehow the guitars sound false, if that is even possible. I think this is what happens when a band disbands and each member goes off for 5 years and does whatever, and then they all come back changed and can't just do it naturally anymore because the energy and anger that gave their earlier music real drive isn't in them as people so isn't in their music either, so they *try* and re-capture their sound, but The Strokes were all about being droll, bored and nonchalant, and those clips sounded too positive and happy.
And they don't do choruses!
I don't see how it sounds like their first two albums at all. If anything, it reminds me of the b-side Hawaii, except that was ace.
Soma and Barely Legal are my favourite Strokes tracks.
All of that sounded like I'd read it before, word for word, weird.
But yeah, sounds pretty shit. Under Cover of Darkness was alright for about 10 minutes. From those clips it sounds as though they've made the entire album in MIDI form and then Mr Casablancas has done the vocals over it in his bedroom.
I know you can only tell so much, and 'Under Cover of Darkness' was weaker than I anticipated from the 30 second preview of that song, but I remain hopeful.
Sounds like if First Impressions of Earth had continued its downward trajectory for another 10 songs*. Glad I don't have to review this
*although you can only tell so much etc etc
I fair like the 80s production job they've given it, but when The Strokes get out of their comfort zone (ie. their first two albums' sound), you realise how limited a vocalist he is.
The vocals used to be fairly buried beneath the guitars. Now they're driving the songs much moreso than the kinky little riffs like 'Someday' and 'NYC Cops' etc.
It's the same case as the Arctic Monkeys for me. Yeah they might be exploring new sounds and directions, but when the thing they had going on was so good, why bother changing it? I know it sounds very Mike Love, but this isn't going to please anyone. It'll get middling reviews from the snooty press and indifference from the fans. Spent force.
music would get pretty bloody boring very quickly
track below is just a rip off of 'these new puritans'
Moreso than 'Under Cover of Darkness'.
You're So Right is just River Of Brakelights only not as good.
New album track
You'll have to restart it yourselves :s
It sounds like Good Charlotte.
I LOVE IT!
thanks, it's constantly stuck in my head