The Strokes – “Angles” (2011)

March 19, 2011 at 5:28 pm (Music, Reviews & Articles)

The return of The Strokes!! I’m definitely looking forward to hearing this one soon. I love the retro-looking cover — it has a cool 1979 new wave aesthetic to it.
This review comes from Mike Diver on the website, March 16th…

Prepare to be smitten all over again, as the NYC outfit release a brilliant fourth album.

Time isn’t kind to the cool. Disappear for too long, and nobody bats an eyelid when you return, fanfare conspicuous by its utter absence. Arriving over five years since their last LP, 2006’s First Impressions of Earth, white-hot-back-when NYC combo The Strokes could have so easily found themselves piled beside the likes of Razorlight and Toploader in the pile of re-emerging artists probably without a place in 2011. But they’ve avoided such a fate by putting together what might actually be their very best record yet.

Yes, you read that right: Angles isn’t just the equal of the band’s lightning-in-a-bottle debut of 2001, Is This It, it might be better. There are several moments here where the five-piece exhibit an infectious immediacy that’s presented in parallel with some genuine ingenuity, and the effect on the Read the rest of this entry »

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President Obama’s Weekly Address (March 19, 2011)

March 19, 2011 at 11:47 am (Life & Politics)

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