Sunday, February 17, 2008

Why Do The Strokes Always Fuck with Me?

I don't understand it...The Strokes are one of the best bands of the twenty-first century--by far, people--but the singles they choose to release are ALWAYS the uptempo clangy guitar songs ("Juicebox," "12:51," "Reptilia") rather than the songs where everbody just steps back and lets Julian do his vocals thing--I'm convinced the man is a lyrical genius on par with Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen. The best songs are the ones where they put it all together, though, like this track off First Impressions of Earth, "Killing Lies."

You know First Impressions of Earth is a good album because Europeans like it more than Americans, and Europeans are, like,way smarter than us.

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