- Angles

The Strokes - Angles
CRITIC SCORE
71
Based on 30 reviews
2011 Rank: #398 / 830
USER SCORE
72
Based on
107 ratings

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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.

60
PopMatters

It’s odd that a group that’s pretty much better than anyone else at being too cool for school sometimes seems to be trying too hard on Angles.

59
Pitchfork

Not a roaring comeback as much as a glorified spit-balling session.

30
Tiny Mix Tapes

The Strokes aren’t simply a great let-down, but the best-band-that-should-have-broken-up-long-ago.

User Reviews
Jul 27, 2015
lerkenfeldt
87
If you don't like this album, you don't like The Strokes. Period.
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.
Dec 22, 2014
Gupla
80
Una vuelta para todos los gustos.
Nov 16, 2014
friendlybison
82
The Strokes step out of their usual boundaries and to a great success. Although it's nothing boundary pushing, it's certainly a peppy, feel good take on Alt Rock with the right amount of variety and Casablanca's showing off how good his voice can be. Not very complex or thought provoking, but a good time nonetheless.
Apr 24, 2014
SiberianBreaks
79
I don't see what's so horrible about this album. It's just what any Strokes album should be. The songwriting is very consistent and catchy and they've finally changed up their sound to something more new wave. It's honestly so refreshing after their last mess of an album.

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DETAILS

March 22, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
RCA / Label
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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
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