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Band: The Strokes

Postby jupiter on Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:17 pm

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Postby andteater on Tue Nov 18, 2003 5:39 pm

i'm the first "not crap" voter.

i have their first album, i loved it when it came out...my love faded until last night when i decided to give it a listen for the first time in a LONG time (very ironic, considering this poll started just one day later) and enjoyed it very much...hence, my decision.

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Postby jupiter on Tue Nov 18, 2003 6:06 pm

Didn't hear the second album yet, did ya?

I liked the first one too.
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Postby mattw on Tue Nov 18, 2003 6:09 pm

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Postby danmaksym on Tue Nov 18, 2003 6:45 pm

In response to Jupiter's claim that The Strokes are "overproduced," I believe their dismissal of Nigel Godrich as producer for "Room on Fire" is a gesture that this is simply not the case. In their words, they "didn't want someone (Godrich) who kept saying that he'll fix it in the mix." They'd rather spend the time trying to achieve a certain sound with mics and such.

Secondly, they are a great live act- very "down to earth" and are seemingly quite willing to eliminate the barriers between "audience" and "band." Their albums will definitely take a second or third listen to give their full impact, but that impact is there nonetheless.
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Postby Mayfair on Tue Nov 18, 2003 6:58 pm

I agree...catchy as hell. I think that first record is great. They seem to like (and at times emulate) people and bands I like. So far it sounds like they are borrowing, not stealing. I know nothing about this band beyond this record and these songs.
So I say not crap.
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Postby max on Tue Nov 18, 2003 7:23 pm

After listening to the new album - crap! Only the eighth song sounds like an actual drumkit, the rest sounds like samples, catchy crap!
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Postby howiemarx on Tue Nov 18, 2003 8:34 pm

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Postby sandpanda on Wed Nov 19, 2003 11:12 am

max wrote:After listening to the new album - crap! Only the eighth song sounds like an actual drumkit, the rest sounds like samples, catchy crap!


Ah, but the entire album is live drums... kind of amazing that he can be so precise, and that the kit can be made to sound so weird (differently weird throughout the album)... there is not a sample/loop/drum machine on there.

Sure its catchy, but they are simple, well crafted, well executed, poppy rock songs that bear MANY repeated listenings.

I know i was a total hater when i first heard the first record... I went out of my way to tell everyone how shitty they were for a full year as a matter of fact, until one day I caught myself humming along to the 'last night' video, gave the album an honest listen, and didn't stop...

I know people will always love to hate them, but I gurantee this shit will one day be recognized as classic. Not crap.
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Postby jupiter on Wed Nov 19, 2003 1:30 pm

The vocal compression/effects will be what keeps me from ever changing my mind about this band. Sounds like he swallowed a Nextel two-way phone and has been singing through it ever since. "Can you hear me now?...No?" CRAP!!
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Postby O H Lee on Thu Nov 20, 2003 4:48 pm

The ultra hype around these guys is obscuring the fact that their music is catchy and not really that derivative if not the most challenging.
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Postby Miko on Fri Nov 21, 2003 1:46 am

For those people that think their recordings are awesome...

CLEAN OUT YOUR FUCKING EARS!

They are shite. 8 times boost. They suck and are the most derivative band of the last 10 years. The only reason no one notices is because of the fact that they rip off music from 20-25 years ago and not music of 10 years ago. (i.e. Creed) Can that guy sing a song WITHOUT distorting the front end of an Avalon mic pre? How many songs have a guitar part down-stroked in 16th notes?

My friend bought a CD of their 4 track Demos. They sound like the album. So, why did they spend hundreds of thousands of dollars to sound like a fucking 4 track?

STROKES EAT SHIT!
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Postby ruby on Sun Nov 30, 2003 4:51 pm

Room on Fire is the first disc I've bought in a while where I wanted my money back after the first listen.
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Postby Angry_Dragon on Sun Aug 08, 2004 9:55 pm

Not crap for one reason and one reason alone. Their mere existence pisses people off. Thumbs up you Muppet looking peices of not crap aka rotten teeth.
Better yet, eat the placenta!!!
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Postby run joe, run on Mon Aug 09, 2004 9:03 am

The Strokes are ace. A really good example of a simple, classic band, with exactly the right 5 people getting together and just playing great songs very well. Plus they get into the charts. I know for many of you here that supposedly doesn't count for much, if anything, but it makes me feel good.

12:51 is pop perfection.
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Postby run joe, run on Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:35 am

Anyone heard the new single, Juice Box? It's...odd.

You can stream it here I think:

http://www.thestrokes.com
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Postby Angriest_Dragon on Fri Sep 30, 2005 2:48 am

run joe, run wrote:Anyone heard the new single, Juice Box? It's...odd.


Yeah it is...
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Postby Marsupialized on Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:36 am

run joe, run wrote:Anyone heard the new single, Juice Box? It's...odd.

You can stream it here I think:

http://www.thestrokes.com


if by odd you mean fucking horrible, yes
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Postby Gramsci on Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:43 am

danmaksym wrote:Secondly, they are a great live act- very "down to earth" and are seemingly quite willing to eliminate the barriers between "audience" and "band."


What the fuck, they're all the sons of millionaire media-modelling etc. parents. They were signed before they even played a gig!

They're about as "down-to-earth" as Elton John
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Postby Gramsci on Fri Sep 30, 2005 6:45 am

run joe, run wrote:The Strokes are ace. A really good example of a simple, classic band, with exactly the right 5 people getting together and just playing great songs very well. Plus they get into the charts. I know for many of you here that supposedly doesn't count for much, if anything, but it makes me feel good.

12:51 is pop perfection.


You shouldn't confuse your personal opinion with facts. The Stroke are monkey shite in a bucket, I can prove it with algebra.
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