Posts tagged "the strokes"

Album artwork of 'First Impressions of Earth' by The Strokes

First Impressions of Earth The Strokes

A model misunderstood album; flawed, overdrawn, deserving of a good deal of its harsh reviews, and yet still host to a unique and worthwhile character.

EP artwork of 'Future Present Past' by The Strokes

The Strokes continue their search for a sound

Though there remains a sizeable fanbase, The Strokes don’t have many chances left to convince the rest of us they actually know what they’re doing.

By André Dack

Album artwork of 'Preoccupations' by Preoccupations

Preoccupations Preoccupations

It’s an intensely focused musical space, guided by a vocal delivery that seems simultaneously lethargic and passionate. Post-punk is rarely more unsettling.

Album artwork of 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' by Arctic Monkeys

Favourite Worst Nightmare Arctic Monkeys

Riffs in giant proportions, subtleties hidden between the pedal switches, and Turner’s Sheffield charm in spades. Possibly Arctic Monkey's finest album.

Album artwork of 'Visions of a Life' by Wolf Alice

Visions of a Life Wolf Alice

Visions of a Life is a triumph of contemporary British rock. The riffs roar and the melodies soar, with the band playing beautifully to Ellie Rowsell’s strengths.

Album artwork of 'When You See Yourself' by Kings of Leon

When You See Yourself Kings of Leon

An album caught in no-man’s land, its dozy stadium rock tunes neither advancing Kings of Leon’s sound nor recapturing the glory of their past.

Album artwork of 'Is 4 Lovers' by Death from Above 1979

Is 4 Lovers Death from Above 1979

A rock record produced like a dance record, with endless amounts of saturation and compression applied to, well, everything. This is a failed experiment.

Album artwork of 'Is This It' by The Strokes

Is This It The Strokes

Each note of every individual performance is captured and presented perfectly, with the ragged spirit of the band left intact. It’s scruffy yet masterful.