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Impressions of First Impressions

I downloaded an advance of the much anticipated new Strokes album today. It’s called First Impressions of Earth. I’m still in the process of listening to it, but I already have some impressions.

– This album sounds more varied and experimental than previous albums. The raspy vocals of Casablancas aside, some of the songs on the album are wildly uncharacteristic of the Strokes.

-The average BPM in this album seems much lower than Is This It and Room on Fire.

-The drums has yielded to the guitar work as the focus of most of the tracks.

– The songwriting appears to have regressed from previous albums. Is This It was acclaimed for its sharp, witty song writing. Room on Fire, despite the criticism, was not too far behind. I’ll have to pull up the lyrics online for First Impressions during a listening this week, but so far, it doesn’t look (sound) good.

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December 4, 2005 at 1:52 am 2 comments


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