- Reviewed by John Price
- Published on April 7th, 2011 at 12:05p.m.
So, it's time for another Strokes album. What can be said about this new one? Not a lot. It sounds much the same as other Strokes albums (which is not a surprise). The tracks have that familiar Strokes sound and structure. Nothing much has changed. They have experimented with some synthy sounds which seem to be popular nowadays, such as Games, and some eerily Museesque songs such as Metabolism; neither really work that well.
The album itself is very short - just a touch over 34 minutes long. What is it these days with bands releasing really short albums? Anyway, they somehow manage to squeeze 10 songs in that 34 minutes - they're all really short, radio-ready tracks. The tracks themselves, though, are of the same high quality which you expect from The Strokes.
Angles kicks off with Machu Pichu, a ska-rock sounding summery track. It's a short, sweet introduction to what is a well crafted, short sweet album. Nothing really stands out about it, though, and that's the theme of the album; there just isn't anything good enough to stand out on it's own.