The Strokes - Angles
Critic Score
Based on 31 reviews
2011 Rank: #496 / 891
User Score
Based on 170 ratings
March 22, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
RCA / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

Disjointed, hyperactive, experimental, whatever. Angles is the album to beat this year.

80
Drowned in Sound

It’s The Strokes trying on a load of outfits to see what fits and personally, I think a lot of them fit well.

80
Consequence of Sound

It’s a sultry exhibition, one that spotlights the band’s strengths, yet also its weaknesses.

Oct 25, 2017
78
▲▲ Under Cover Of Darkness, Taken For A Fool

▲ Machu Picchu, Two Kinds Of Happiness, Gratisfaction, Metabolism
Jun 21, 2017
PJ_0707
67
More streamlined than First Impressions of Earth, but still weak in comparison to their first two albums. The sound here is a logical progression but sounds a bit tired. Some of the songs come off as truly comical. I can't take Julian's singing on Under Cover of Darkness seriously. and some tracks are just half-cooked in their execution. Taken for a Fool and Gratisfaction are worthy singles and raise this album up from being a complete mess. But Angels sees The Strokes running out of ideas and ... read more
Aug 12, 2016
Felindie
85
Fav Tracks: Under Cover of Darkness, Machu Picchu , Taken for a Fool , Life Is Simple in the Moonlight
Aug 10, 2016
lemuriams
60
Under Cover of Darkness
Nov 7, 2015
76
A refreshing take from The Strokes. Perhaps it's not as hard hitting as their earlier days, but this is the most fun they have ever seemed to have.
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Track List
  1. Machu Picchu 
  2. Under Cover of Darkness 
  3. Two Kinds of Happiness 
  4. You're So Right 
  5. Taken for a Fool 
  6. Games 
  7. Call Me Back 
  8. Gratisfaction
  9. Metabolism 
  10. Life Is Simple in the Moonlight