The Strokes - Angles
Critic Score
Based on 42 reviews
2011 Ratings: #569 / 990
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Based on 730 ratings
2011 Ratings: #163
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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.

70
AllMusic

Ultimately, Angles' best moments are reassuring rather than exciting, offering proof that the Strokes can still make an album together, and hope that it'll come more naturally to them next time.

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.

PipePanic
87
BAND BINGE: THE STROKES (PART 10N OF 21ENTYONE)

Oh boy this album had an uphill battle coming for it.

This album is set in a really interesting yet sanctimoniously depressing point in The Strokes discography. Taking almost two years to actually finish, tensions were beyond high in the band. That tension could be pointed to a number of things that we as the audience could never fully understand, but if I had to take a shot in the dark, i'd say maybe it could be due to relationships in the ... read more
lilchefremy
85
Man, I just love The Strokes so much.

Machu Picchu and Life is Simple in the Moonlight are fucking amazing songs.
weyesblood
78
for 3 years i lived thinking this album was called "Angels"..... today i discovered the truth. now everything makes sense...
Fratzolas
88
This is a very underrated album in the Strokes discography. Ever since their debut people have these unrealistic expectations for the Strokes, that they just cant reach. You can catch lightning in a bottle only once. Although that doesnt mean that everything past Room On Fire is bad, everything is different in a good way and this album is just that. If i had to explain the whole album in 3 words id have to say: fun, colourfull and catchy. This album is just the perfect vibe, for any bad day, ... read more
TheRootBoy
75
Angles is a return to form for The Strokes. Their familiar sound is mixed in with chirpier and colorful textures. They experiment with new instrumental arrangements and go for a more worldly sound. Songs like Undercover of Darkness and Taken for a Fool have the more familiar qualities that most fans come to know them for. It's as if they never left and have always been dishing out the same, great tunes since 2001. This record seemed to turnoff a lot of remaining Strokes fans that were left over ... read more
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