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The Strokes: First Impressions Of Earth - Early 2006

Old 12-04-05, 05:19 PM
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Old 12-04-05, 10:07 PM
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It's been leaked, if you download music.

I gave it a few listens, and it's good...I like it, but of course the Strokes albums are albums that grow on you over time.

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Old 12-05-05, 05:49 PM
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I really like it. The first track is catchy as hell. So far I'd put this one above their second album but below their debut.
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Old 12-05-05, 06:32 PM
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But don't get your hopes up, folks. The utterly horrendous first single "Juicebox" was released to radio last week. It sounds like Weezer's "Hash Pipe", but worse,
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JuiceBox is getting alot of play on XM...not a bad song, doesnt really sound like the stuff thier known for, but I might be the worst person on earth at describing music, so move along
I've not heard much by The Strokes but I'm sure the track I've heard a couple of times lately on the radio is Juicebox.... and I must admit to liking it.

Very reminiscent of The Stranglers, IMNSHO.
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Old 12-07-05, 02:38 AM
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I think the album is bad! Really, I do. I predict an allmusic rating of a "**" or "**1/2"
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Old 12-07-05, 09:25 AM
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It seems like they're trying too hard to come up with a new sound. Like they're running away from the style that made them famous. It winds up sounding like a hodgepodge of different bands rather than a band with an identity. Possibly a transitional album. Awful Bryan Ferry vocal rip off on the first song.
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Old 12-07-05, 04:16 PM
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I think the exact opposite. I think it's a great album.

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Old 12-19-05, 01:08 AM
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I just love this album. I can't stop listening to it. The fifth track "On the other side" especially. Julian Casablancas sounds terrific. Since it will be released in 2006, I can't put it in my best of 2005. It would have been in my top 5.
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Old 12-19-05, 03:49 PM
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Can't wait to hear it. I'll wait until it's officially released though, just because I like having a hardcopy of my favorite bands. And if I download it beforehand... I probably wouldn't bother picking it up. Weird, I know..........
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Old 12-22-05, 11:22 PM
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I saw the video for Juicebox today and loved the song. I never really bothered with The Strokes but like Tarantino said, their music grows on you.

So I asked a friend of mine if I could borrow their previous efforts (he's one of those dudes who has every cd known to man so lucky me) and lucky me, I'm really starting to dig them and may even end up buying the albums for myself.
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Old 12-23-05, 10:25 AM
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It's so very good.
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Old 01-03-06, 04:29 PM
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Well, this came out today and I picked up the normal version for $9.99 at Best Buy. Anyone know what the Deluxe Edition contains? I know the packaging is different.

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Old 01-03-06, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Cornelius1047
Well, this came out today and I picked up the normal version for $9.99 at Best Buy. Anyone know what the Deluxe Edition contains? I know the packaging is different.

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I picked up the normal version at BB as well today. I looked at the "Deluxe Edition" but it appears that special packaging is the only difference. Not worth 7 bucks in my opinion. Must be strictly for collector's, really big fans, and/or completists.
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Old 01-03-06, 06:22 PM
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I also thought it was just packaging that was different. Not even worth $3. Can't wait to give this sucker a spin .
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Old 01-03-06, 09:21 PM
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It's $3 more this week as Quake said. Different packaging is the only difference? Oi.
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Old 01-03-06, 10:22 PM
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Yeah the only difference is the packaging. I picked up the deluxe one because it was only a couple bucks more and it said it came with a booklet but it turns out that the booklet is the same liner notes as the normal case. Oh well it was only $2 more and it is a great album.

Oh yeah the fancy package allows you to change the cover art. There are four cards with pictures of the band members on them that slide into the front.
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Old 01-03-06, 11:09 PM
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You can change the pix and that's it?
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Old 01-03-06, 11:57 PM
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Anyone get the feeling that the reviewers at pitchfork enjoy NO music? I picture them listening to albums with a face on that looks like there smelling shit. Then only giving 4stars to bands that respect the reviewer enough to bow to thier need for unenjoyable obscurity

Almost like "Mr/Ms reviewer, by making this album, I promise to never become more famous than you"
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Old 01-04-06, 02:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Tommy Ceez
Anyone get the feeling that the reviewers at pitchfork enjoy NO music? I picture them listening to albums with a face on that looks like there smelling shit. Then only giving 4stars to bands that respect the reviewer enough to bow to thier need for unenjoyable obscurity

Almost like "Mr/Ms reviewer, by making this album, I promise to never become more famous than you"
I think that the Pitchfork review is pretty darn spot-on, although I usually disagree with their reviews.

Their last CD was criminally underrated. This one is just not as good.


That being said, I'm still going to get it for $9.99 because I downloaded it last month and don't want to steal music.
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Old 01-04-06, 10:19 AM
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Actually, I like "Room on Fire" more than this is it. However, this new release is their weakest. But I think we can all certainly appreciate a band not releasing the same album 3 times
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I'm liking the first couple of songs especially Razorblade (although it's pretty much a ripoff of Barry Manilow's Mandy).

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Barry Manilow's "Mandy"?

Yeah, I hear that. On "Ize Of The World", is the cutoff at the end intentional, cuz it sounds like a pressing mistake or something. Anyone else have this or does it end "properly"?

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Old 01-05-06, 04:20 PM
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I'm liking the first couple of songs especially Razorblade (although it's pretty much a ripoff of Barry Manilow's Mandy).
I noticed that too. It really disturbed me.

"Razorblade" seemed the best received of the remaining First Impressions songs, since no one seemed to notice how brutally its chorus is ripped from Barry fucking Manilow's horrific "Mandy"

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Does track 12 seem to end really abruptly for anyone else?
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Old 01-06-06, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Quake1028
Does track 12 seem to end really abruptly for anyone else?
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Yeah, I hear that. On "Ize Of The World", is the cutoff at the end intentional, cuz it sounds like a pressing mistake or something. Anyone else have this or does it end "properly"?
I guess so. I haven't heard the last couple of songs.
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