Lost their edge?

Jun 22

Lost their edge?

Posted by Shara808 on

Okay... I hope I don't offend anyone because I know you guys are die-hard Strokes fans, but does anyone else feel that The Strokes have lost their edge? And by The Strokes, I mean Julian.
If you watch the MTV $2 Bill concert... Julian commands the stage. He looks the audience right in their eyes. He's moving around the stage and he's very intense with his delivery. He even brings the audience up on stage at one point and wails right in their faces. He jacks with the camera man and roughs up his mic stand.... the kid was confident and exuded charisma. He was the bomb!
Now fast forward to FIOE... where'd that confidence go? Look at his body language on stage. He sings with his eyes closed and he's grasping the mic stand close and wrapping his free arm around his chest... he's almost in a fetal position when he's singing. I don't think he felt as strongly about the last album as the first. Just an observation. Perhaps he needed a break before FIOE... you can't force creativity, right?
Thoughts? Feelings?

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