The Strokes - Angles

The Strokes - Angles
CRITIC SCORE
70
Based on 23 reviews
2011 Rank: #353 / 640
USER SCORE
70
Based on
83 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH
musicOMH

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

80
Drowned in Sound
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
Consequence of Sound

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

60
PopMatters
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
Pitchfork

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

30
Tiny Mix Tapes
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
MrBryniak
76
5-years-long gap and structure of this album make "Angels" the most important production in Strokes' discography. "De Niros" prooved that the second time isn't, and never won't be, as spectacular as the first one, but the most important is that they are not one-hit wonder and they even may overcome "Last Nite" ("Under Cover of Darkness"). Finally, Nick Valensi prooves, that he's in top five in Rock today
Gupla
80
Una vuelta para todos los gustos.
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.
SiberianBreaks
78
And so after the mediocrity of First Impressions, people wondered where the Strokes would go after that. Would they keep the same old garage rock sound or maybe try something new? They took the right path here and went with a new sound. Influenced by mostly New Wave here, The Strokes manage to just pull it off here. It's a fun album that's not too long and manages to deliver with some well made tracks. There are a few duds in this album, but I think that the Strokes are on to ... read more
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DETAILS

RELEASED: March 22, 2011
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: RCA
GENRE: Alternative Rock
WEBSITE: www.thestrokes.com
TAGS
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 46 - The Fly
MISC LISTS
# 34 - NPR Listeners
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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