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Presented without comment, other than 'TAAAAAKE OOOOOOOON MEEEEEEEEEE'...
with each subsequent release personally
Their last album was excellent. At least five tracks on there were top notch.
When I hear stuff like this it confirms why I definitely don't ever intend to listen to anything bar their first two albums, because I value my ears.
It's just, well, Take On Me
for a lot of it, but it's really not take on me is it...
like they'd use on the DVD soundtrack on a series when they couldn't afford the copyright.
it must be fucking amazing. Looking forward to hearing it.
I thought I was hearing a MIDI version by mistake. And is that really the album cover? Because they stole it form Nsync:
they've used that picture for ages as a band/promo shot I think
Certainly not terrible. I think people have just got into the habit of being dissapointed in the Strokes.
Love the Strokes, this made me feel sad. They've been gradually getting here for a while though.
what the fuck happened here
and I'm pretty sure it's a Keane track played at double speed
Great song from a very average band.
but still an awesome track!
it sounds slightly unhinged. though i have no particular loyalty to The Strokes. Thinking about it, I could make a really brilliant Strokes playlist. Some of their tracks are excruciatingly boring, some are amazing. I've always found their aesthetic/shtick incredibly bland. But this is GREAT!
I hate everything else the Strokes have done (except Heart In A Cage and Reptilia), but this is a really nice pop song. Nothing more nothing less really.
Sounds like Erasure being locked in the bathroom on the Sims.
At least they're out of their comfort zone..
think it will work better in an album too. cheer up everyone!
maybe it will grow on me. Maybe it's taken me by the surprise. As you say, at least they're out of their comfort zone but sometimes that can go either way. Time will tell!
But it's a pretty good song, clearly not as scene defining as their earlier work, but decent enough, I'm looking forward to seeing how it fits onto an album
Never has such a brilliant band gone so irredeemably shit in such a short space of time.
Sounds like they don't dive a shit at all anymore
Love the chorus. Don't know how the fuck Julian's gonna sign it live though.
Take On Me influence is very obvious
And I'm so, so sure the bit where he sings 'Tell me, tell me, don't you understand? Show me, show me, shooooooow meeeeeee' has been lifted, melodically, from an early-2000s pop songstress, but I can't put my finger on the song/singer.
is the 'So little time/ Try to understand that I'm
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game
Try to stay awake and remember my name blah blah blah...'
bit from that Keane tune.
but have listened to it about 5 times straight through.
It bears up to repeated listens, and improves every time. Also, it's a teaser track, it's hardly like it's going to be the main single from the album.
It's also better than most of the shit they've churned out since the first album.
I think his name is Nikolai. Top bloke.
He must play without it plugged in, or something!
Just awful. Please stop.
'what the fucking fuck is this?' and 'this is great'. No idea which side I'm going to come down on yet.
But I really don't think they have the creativity or attention span
and those are the ones I like.
Only good thing they've done since juicebox.
shame the rest of the album sounded nothing like it. It does sound a lot like the Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster though. Also forgot that the video has Tobias Funke in it.
It's a seesaw between really good and really awful. 6/10
Considering most bands that get so much hype crash, burn and go back to working in Burger King.
just sort of lose their sanity / dignity.
This is even more mental than when The Rapture covered Thong Song
and I'm easily disappointed by The Strokes, it's nothing special though.
It still sounds like a disco'd parody of their earlier stuff though.
It's completely mental. But then again I can't ever seem to hate anything The Strokes do.
Also, all of you mentals saying they've done nothing good since Is This It are all completely batshit mental if you don't like Room On Fire.
Even as a journalist, I'm kinda glad print media is fucked.
...i would have hoped for nothing less. perfect.
played on guitars
I've always written on keyboard and on the guitar. Even with the Strokes it was always written 50/50
There should be quotation marks around the text in the main body of the comment above.
I hope you knew this because you've got all the Mana back catalogue.
I hope all you people who 'like' it upthread are feeling good now.
Fuck the Strokes, and you know what, while we're at it, fuck Chuck Berry. Fuck Little Richard. Fuck James Brown. Fuck Woody. Fuck Elvis. Fuck the Beatles. Fuck the Stones. Fuck the Byrds. Fuck Dylan. Fuck the Zombies. Fuck the Doors. Fuck Zeppelin. Fuck Gainsbourg. Fuck Big Star. Fuck Waits. Fuck Bowie. Fuck the Stooges. Fuck Michael Jackson. Fuck the Clash. Fuck Glenn Branca. Fuck the Replacements. Fuck Black Flag. Fuck Sonic Youth. Fuck the Bad Seeds. Fuck the Pixies. Fuck GNR. Fuck Prince. Fuck the 'Roses. Fuck the 'Scream. Fuck Nirvana. Fuck MBV. Fuck the Manics. Fuck Blur. Fuck Oasis. Fuck Radiohead. Fuck Belle & Sebastian. Fuck Wilco. Fuck Cat Power. Fuck God's Pee. Fuck the White Stripes. Fuck the YYY's. Fuck ATDI. Fuck TVOR. Fuck the Walkmen. Fuck MIA. Fuck Amy Winehouse. Fuck St. Vincent. Fuck Girls. Fuck anyone in the vague and glorious pantheon of the rock and pop genre for not being 100% original, all the way back to Robert Johnson and Kokomo Arnold and Honey Boy Edwards. what a bunch of plagiarizing twats they were. Feel free to add anyone I may have missed. I'm betting there's a few.
Fuck Girls is the name of my new fake band. Smiley face.
Get a grip, man.
and similarly unstructured vocal melodies...so what?
The truth is this Strokes song is lazy and generic rubbish. SHOCK HORROR...........................................................
I guess they're breakout single was a rip of 'American Girl' by Tom Petty. May as well do what they know.
there will be lots of songs that use that chord progression.
the modern age, for example. no thanks.
but then, it is by The Strokes
Not amazing, but I'm definately up for the record.
It's not great
Surely their worst single ever. Easily.
I'm not even a Strokes fan, I just want them to be consistent for ONCE
Like the melody of the verse more than the chorus though.
Like they couldnt't be bothered to write it properly.