The Strokes – Comedown Machine

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The fifth studio album from The Strokes, Comedown Machine is a brilliant combination of new synth pop mixed with old styles from punk to rock and earlier synth music reminiscent of Aha, B-52’s and Devo. From the first licks you hear on the funky track “Tap Out” to the last note of the fifties radio inspired “Call it Fate Call it Karma”. Julian Casablancas’ vocals are always a plus for me when it comes to anything by The Strokes, the coupling of his voice with the funky and cool sounds that come from this album, it makes Comedown Machine definitely one to buy this year. Favourite tracks for me include “Tap Out”, “Chances”, “Partners In Crime” and “Slow Animals” which almost belongs on their previous album Angels. But most of this album is at a pretty good standard.

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