The Strokes – Comedown Machine

The Strokes continue to search for different sounds on this latest album of theirs, but it doesn’t seem they’re that picky about what the end product sounds like. The fact they sound “different” is what seems to take precedent. WATCH THE REVIEW

The Strokes continue to search for different sounds on this latest album of theirs, but it doesn’t seem they’re that picky about what the end product sounds like. The fact they sound “different” is what seems to take precedent.

WATCH THE REVIEW

  • Anonymous

    It’s the 80′s, retard.

  • TableSpoon

    Sounds a like a little too wrapped up with your idea of the Strokes instead of just reviewing the album at it’s value.
    Cheers, though.

  • elephant

    Idk I’ve listened to about ten times and I’m liking it pretty well. I’d give it way higher than a 5, like a solid 8. It doesnt sound any more different than their first works than angles does, but it sounds more natural. angles was heavier and sounded a little prog, like first impressions, comedown machine is more truly new wave. Its not that i like the aesthetic more though, i just think the songs on this one are more memorable and catchy. People just have a very set idea of what the strokes should sound like and thats really hamstrung them critically. I have an inkling this is the last strokes album and i think its a good album to go out on.

  • dan

    its the IDEA of what a band is that makes ppl either love them or hate them. If bands are judge only on technical abilities, composition, arrangement etc, then majority of ppl would still be listening to Bach & Bacharach.

  • Jamie

    REVIEW NEW INTRONAUT! Habitual Levitations bruh always informative bruh keep er goin chum

  • frodosbigtoe

    Hello Mr.Fantano. If its not too much bother would you be ever so kind and review Youth Lagoon’s above average(imho) new LP, Wondrous Bughouse. It’d really make my afternoon. Spanks!

  • TableSpoon

    Good music is good music. It’s called objectivity.
    The review harps on “Well this is strokes making these sounds” not “does it sound good”. The review doesn’t have any indication of a “5″, but it’s as if it’s being held to the standard of ITI or ROF, which makes it a 5.

  • JosephPockets

    I have to say I’m loving the album. Easily their best since Room on Fire. It all just feels so good to me, where Angles and First Impressions had highlights among filler, this record is a joy from start to finish. Can’t wait to drive around during the spring time blasting this from my car. 8.5/10.

  • Todd

    I love The Strokes, and to be honest I think Anthony is right about many things here. The falsetto vocals are basically annoying and do not sound right. Some songs are great, most songs are forgettable, and a few make me reach for the skip button. The fruitier stuff on Casablanca’s solo project was much better. Generally, I’d rather listen to that than Angles or this.

  • http://www.facebook.com/alan.koslowski Alan Koslowski

    I always enjoy your reviews. I’d be curious about your take on the new Wire album, “Change Becomes Us”. I think most of it is good, though a couple songs are mediocre. It sort of sounds like a follow-up to 154, but with a more modern production.

  • Brittany

    Great album. Full of variety and fun. I love the video for “All The Time” too. http://smarturl.it/StrokesATTVEVO. I think the Strokes killed it with this release.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=674650150 Rachel Siteman

    I adore Comedown Machine and appreciate that “sound search” you mentioned. Makes it a more fun and unique set of tracks! I listened to them all from their Pitchfork stream >> http://smarturl.it/StrokesCMStream and became obsessed

  • Adeyyeeey

    I think comedown machine is a smart album finding the band exploring new influences for sure!