The Strokes are a rock band hailing from the streets of New York City. Fronted by vocalist Julian Casablancas, The Strokes have been one of the more popular rock bands since the early 2000s. They have released four albums, most recently Angles, their first release since First Impressions of Earth in 2006. Angles was released on March 22nd in the United States and was highly anticipated by fans. The album returns to some of the band’s earlier roots from their first album Is This It but incorporates new sounds as well with the use of newer recording and production techniques.
Headlining Angles is the single “Under Cover of Darkness,” released a little more than a month before the album. What gives The Strokes their distinctive sound is their use of two guitarists. One guitarist plays rhythm chords while the other plays riffs to coincide. One thing about The Strokes is that on one album, many of the songs sound very similar to each other and are hard to distinguish from one another, which is also seen with Angles.
Overall, Angles was a good comeback album for The Strokes. It was the familiar sound of the earlier tone of the band yet it incorporated a new sound as well. While I did not like it as much as I did the first two albums, I thought it better than the third. Out of 10, I would rate angles a 7/10.Tweet