The Strokes - Angles (4 stars)

The Strokes - Angles

Easily the most brilliant The Strokes have been since their debut

(Rough Trade)

‘Under Cover Of Darkness’ is undeniably sparky, but for The Strokes to follow it with a whole album of classic Is This It?-isms would have been a mistake. And that’s not to say this long-awaited fourth release doesn’t have flashes of the quintet’s former work – but it’s also like nothing they’ve ever made.

The band have shaken things up big time; sounding revitalised and clearly brimming with ideas as off-kilter electronic and synth-driven interludes, intricate picked guitars, big lolloping basslines, sultry disco beats and haunting effects-ridden vocals are combined seamlessly with anthemic, stroppy pop songs. Angles is easily the most brilliant The Strokes have been since that seismic scene-altering debut.

The Strokes - Under Cover Of Darkness

The Strokes

Formed in 1998 in NYC, The Strokes are am indie rock/garage group best known for singles 'Last Nite', '12:51' and 'Juicebox'. Their first album Is This It, released in 2001, reached number two on the UK charts, as did 2003's Room on Fire, but it wasn't until 2006 that First Impressions of Earth, their third reached the…

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