Norm Smith Medallist
- Mar 13, 2015
- AFL Club
Couldn't disagree more on Room on Fire. It's fantastic.Is This It? is one of my favourite albums of all time, and for all intents and purposes has soundtracked my 20’s perfectly and I relate pretty strongly to every song but The Strokes been on a very steady decline since.
Room on Fire is incredibly vanilla. Pretty lifeless and overproduced, and I think Julian ran out of interesting subject matter pretty quickly. What Ever Happened? and I Can’t Win are among some of their best though.
FIOE is on a similar level. The singles are strong, but the album overall contains too much filler.
Each subsequent album I’ve given a few listens to and given up. Some bands have a short peak and run out of ideas quickly and I think that is the case with The Strokes. I feel indebted for what they managed to convey in ITI?, and I’ll certainly give the new LP a listen, but I can’t see them putting anything profound out.
Julian’s best work is coming via The Voidz.
yeh, the second album is a classic for me, in my opinion! Is this it! started it all and is a gem of an album and began the decade off with a lot of excitement, but ROF is just as good and a bit more evolved and creative version of the debut with great songs everywhere.Couldn't disagree more on Room on Fire. It's fantastic.
I’ll extend it to 10:Top 5 Strokes songs
Heart in a cage
You only live once
Under cover of darkness
Welcome to Japan
This single sounds really good. Kind of similar to Barely Legal and almost like a Jam track.What? This and At the Door are some of their best songs in ages. Really looking forward to the new album. Hope the Voidz have a new album out this year, too. The Eternal Tao and Did My Best are both excellent.
Thoughts? I didn’t like it at first, but now I think it’s OK. Maybe I’m forcing myself to like it. Julian sounds like he’s putting on an accent. I hope the new album is different. I liked Comedown Machine, but I really don’t want more 80s cover songs.