I listened to The Strokes ever since they came out on the scene with Is This It. I think I ran through a few pair of Converses listening to the likes of Reptilia, 12:51, Someday, and Soma. But this is their earlier stuff. Their first couple of albums were great… and then I sort of lost interest in the other albums. Nothing really sounded like their garage band youth vibe since then (maybe because they grew up?). But now we have Comedown Machine and it doesn’t sound like their Is This It days but it also isn’t forgettable either.
Take for example their track 80s Comedown Machine. It has the feel of a retro track but as soon as the beat picks up I’m instantly put into “Movie Mode”. Movie Mode is what I call that moment where I play a scene in my head from some made-up movie that a song I like would play in the background of. This track would play in a scene between a couple after running on a beach/forest/field together and realizing that all they have is now. They would probably also gaze into eachother’s eyes. And smirk.
My imagination has no bounds. But neither does this album.
Best Tracks: All The Time, 80′s Comedown Machine
Listen to The Strokes’ album Comedown Machine right over here at MuchMusic.com’s First Spin section and be sure to catch other full albums from great artists like Biffy Clyro, Walk Off The Earth, and Swollen Members!
It’s been a hot minute since we’ve heard from The Strokes. News has broken out that a new full length album is going to be released really soon this year! The Strokes’ last release was 2011′s Angles and apparently their record label has already been sending radio stations with the new single titled All The Time, which is supposedly the first single from the upcoming record. The new album will be the fifth studio album from The Strokes.
Seattle’s 107.7 The End shared their thoughts on the new single saying, “While RCA is keeping most of the details of the forthcoming new full length album (yes, you read that correctly) under wraps, we can tell you that of the two songs we heard, one was a more synth driven track, with the other (the aforementioned, “All The Time”) packing a classic strokes sound. No mention of a tour came up, but we can tell you, you’ll be hearing new music from the band sooner than later.”
Will you listen to the new album when it comes out? Tell us in the comments section below and check out their hit video for 12:51 here.