Friday, April 26, 2013
THE STROKES / Comedown Machine 
2013's Comedown Machine might be a little more cohesive but it still never quite gels together as a solid listen. It sounds like the group is aiming to try out different styles and textures but never reach their limits and simply settle with "that's good enough". It's filled with plenty of catchy new wave-esque hooks and melodies but it all comes off as half-baked with the exception of a few glimmers of gold.
2 assholes driving a Lotus out of 5
Songs Of Note: Tap Out; One Way Trigger