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CD: The Strokes – Angles | reviews, news & interviews

CD: The Strokes – Angles

CD: The Strokes – Angles

Can the saviours of Noughties rock don their leather jackets and rescue rock again?

The Strokes: Obtuse album sleeve but a cute lead singer
Follow that. It's the inevitable two-word mantra after a band has released a defining debut. The Strokes delivered their seminal statement of intent with Is This It in 2001, proving that a decent leather jacket, attitude and a rock riff will never let you down. Well, a decade on and with their fourth album out on Monday, there is much muttering of rock letting you down. Can Angles do anything to stop the rock rot?

Follow that. It's the inevitable two-word mantra after a band has released a defining debut. The Strokes delivered their seminal statement of intent with Is This It in 2001, proving that a decent leather jacket, attitude and a rock riff will never let you down. Well, a decade on and with their fourth album out on Monday, there is much muttering of rock letting you down. Can Angles do anything to stop the rock rot?

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