The Word On... The Strokes, Angles

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The Independent Culture

"There are some very good moments on each song, but none of those moments add up to few great songs; the songs don't connect to an album, and the songs don't present any larger vision, and there's no build-up or tension to give the record shape."

"Once miscast as game-changing saviours of the underground, The Strokes have proven once again with Angles that they are actually one of the era's top mainstream pop-rock acts, uniquely gifted at crafting catchy, radio-ready rock songs at a time when such a thing seems like a quaint remnant of a distant past."

"Throughout, the album is hobbled by disconnections – between verse and chorus, lyrics and music, intent and execution."