Is it seriously that hard to acknowledge the fact that it’s been a little over a decade since The Strokes released they’re debut album and they’re not sticking with the same sound they first started with, even if you complain about it? In a way, it’s like wanting all of today’s music to sound like music that was released 10 years ago… To you, it may’ve been good music, but do you think just because you want a band or artist’s upcoming album to sound exactly like their older album, it’s going to happen? No. If a band or an artist sticks with the same music they made 10 or so years ago, they will lose flavor and ultimately become less interesting and just boring. Plus, it’s not like any band or artist is going to want to stay with the same sound they made 10 or so years ago… That’s exactly why The Strokes and hundreds of other bands have changed their sound.
With that being said, Comedown Machine may be a big step (sound-wise) from The Strokes’ debut album, but if you actually sit down and listen to Comedown Machine through and through, you can realize that even though the album has a lot of different sounds compared to Is This It, you (or at least I) can realize The Strokes still really got it in them.
JUST THROWIN’ THAT OUT THERE.