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January 25, 2013

Ever wonder what The Strokes would sound like if Julian Casablancas sang falsetto? Well, with the new song “One Way Trigger,” wonder no more.

EDIT: The band’s Albert Hammond, Jr. on the stylistic choice:

22:10 // 1 year ago
July 4, 2012
Argument: CERN’s Higgs boson renderings could easily be future Strokes album covers. Evidence: See above.
EDIT: Ned Hepburn brings up a good point below — “something tells me that CERN’s Higgs Boson renderings won’t suck more and more with each album.” Touché.

Argument: CERN’s Higgs boson renderings could easily be future Strokes album covers. Evidence: See above.

EDIT: Ned Hepburn brings up a good point below — “something tells me that CERN’s Higgs Boson renderings won’t suck more and more with each album.” Touché.

14:05 // 2 years ago
October 11, 2011
It’s a good album, Slate, but no, it’s not the best album of the past decade. Have you guys not even heard Wilco or The Arcade Fire or Iron & Wine or Bon Iver or Sufjan Stevens or Broken Social Scene or Animal Collective or the entire indie movement that made the idea of one great album to define a generation seem like a misnomer? Or the incredibly diverse hip-hop that’s come out since 2001? The Strokes’ “Is This It” made the best album of the past decade that was packaged well by MTV. It’s a good album, don’t get us wrong, but there were way better albums between 2001 and 2011.

It’s a good album, Slate, but no, it’s not the best album of the past decade. Have you guys not even heard Wilco or The Arcade Fire or Iron & Wine or Bon Iver or Sufjan Stevens or Broken Social Scene or Animal Collective or the entire indie movement that made the idea of one great album to define a generation seem like a misnomer? Or the incredibly diverse hip-hop that’s come out since 2001? The Strokes’ “Is This It” made the best album of the past decade that was packaged well by MTV. It’s a good album, don’t get us wrong, but there were way better albums between 2001 and 2011.

10:32 // 3 years ago