Taken For a Fool – The Strokes
The Strokes new album Angles comes out this Tuesday. I imagined this day would approach and I would get excited like a young Bieber-fevered girl preparing to see Justin live in concert for the first time. But instead, I’m nervous and concerned like that preteens mother, scared of what her young daughter might do to her once she finds out I couldn’t get the tickets…….End Scene…..
In all seriousness, I love this band and what I’ve heard so far didn’t get me excited for this Tuesday and I just hope I’m wrong about it, and this is all a terrible dream, and the hairstyle of my youth AKA the ‘mushroom/bowl cut’ hasn’t been modified slightly by a teenage idol and brought back as the hair fad of the 2010s.
UPDATE: Pitchfork gave this album a brutal review so my concern was validated that this album may not be well-received. I did, however, listen to Angles today and it wasn’t as brutal as they make it out to be. Correction, it was great and I LOVE IT. So my advice is to give it a shot, not every song by this band is going to be Reptilia…