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Old 03-21-2011, 11:48 AM   #136
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It is so goddamn easy to pick out a Ryan Dombal review.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:15 PM   #137
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Also, today is the day I listen to this jaunt.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:41 PM   #138
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This is one of the worst reviews I've read so far, not necessarily because I disagree (the album is kind of a mess), but because...what the hell is he talking about, honestly:

The Strokes - Angles | Music Review | Tiny Mix Tapes

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There’s perhaps nothing more satisfying than being let down by your musical heroes, and The Strokes have turned it into an ethos. They’ve coated their lameness in a gloss of careless cool — reflector shades, leather jackets, skuzzy afros, loud guitars: fetishes all, both distracting and empty. Their acclaimed lo-fi sound encapsulates all the charm of failure. Nothing speaks to the hipster’s heart like tape hiss; it’s like a lame lover’s last whisper, “Boy, you nearly missed out on something truly lame.”
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:49 PM   #139
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LOL WTF

He's trying to out-P-Fork P-Fork.
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Old 03-22-2011, 06:53 PM   #140
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Gave it a first listen this afternoon, I really dug the first few tracks, the middle lost my attention, and it regained it's footing for the last couple tracks. I'll have to revisit it again later.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:07 PM   #141
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i'm really loving "Games".
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:38 PM   #142
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Eh ... GAF's gonna hate me but I'm not digging it too much. I liked the first two but after that it kind of lost me. The penultimate track was pretty terrible.
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Old 03-22-2011, 07:41 PM   #143
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Sounds like you're feeling a little Dombal yourself.
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:07 PM   #144
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As long as I avoid the phrases "glorified spit-balling session," "scatter-shot diversity," and "lurching fragmentation," I think I'm alright.
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:26 PM   #145
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This is one of the worst reviews I've read so far, not necessarily because I disagree (the album is kind of a mess), but because...what the hell is he talking about, honestly:

The Strokes - Angles | Music Review | Tiny Mix Tapes

This is amazing. I'm especially loving the oh-so-trendy Ark Music Factory reference. Also, this quote:
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Listening to Julian Casablancas is like standing in front of the Mona Lisa or the Sears Tower — you want to reach out and touch it, but you’re afraid it will only recede into the distance. It’s a pleasure, to be sure, but also a painful obsession.
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This voice fades away before it hits its mark, and so you're left stumbling along after it, listening too eagerly, too desperately, hitting repeat in order to miss it all over again. That makes it more like a fetish, I guess, in the Freudian sense — both powerful and empty. If I could, I’d wear Casablancas’ voice around my neck — on a leather string — to ward off the bad hipster spirits, even though I know it would only let me down.
...What? No, seriously, what?
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:45 AM   #146
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i'm really loving "Games".


Love Games?

You're So Right is the worst Strokes song ever. Gratisfaction is a keeper though.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:07 AM   #147
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You're So Right is the other one I really didn't like.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:09 AM   #148
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I bought the digital download last night through amazon.com for $3.99. I figured if I hated it, I would not feel bad about the money I spent.
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I really like the first song. That's all I've heard though, other than the single.

Tinymixtape's reviews are always hit and miss for me. They've always had the tendency to out-hipster Pitchfork from time to time. Then other times their reviews read like something on Allmusic, where it's just an average run of the mill normal music fan writing it. Depends on the reviewer, I guess.
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Old 03-23-2011, 10:19 AM   #150
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i'm really loving "Games".
Dang, that is good. Ok, 3 songs I know I like now.
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