your opinions on the strokes hiatus

Jun 20

your opinions on the strokes hiatus

Posted by 1taperedjeanindiefag on

Jules - the music for that 'little girl' shit is lame but the lyrics are cool, plus his parts in "my drive thru" were pretty awesome. even though pharrel and santogold are gay. all in all he just spent his time watching the jets and getting fat like any true new yorker :(

Fab- I have a new found respect for. i just thought he was a hyper active dude that said stupid shit in interviews but that little joy record is absolutley amazing. musically he did the most good on the hiatus. :!:

Albert - is obsessed with himself. opened for incubus and coldplay. biiiig fucking deal. both his albums are lame and watered down. he needs to stick with what got him there...and maybe branch out and do background harmonies on strokes shit...hes playing the "producer" (the postelles) role and fucking some super model from england. i can see him quitting the strokes if he hasn't already :roll:

Nikolai - keeps it real. his solo shit is alright, he tours the country in a tiny ass van which is cool. his voice is weak but hes not a singer anyways :|

Nick- played pretend drums in the "no ones better sake" video which was exciting to see. plus just being associated and working with devendra means hes a cool guy. he probably spent his hiatus in LA being a dad and thinking he was better than everyone :ugeek:

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[quote="mattymattymatty"] thought of anything as brilliantly simpl as the hard to explain [/quote]

Oh yeah I forgot... Nikolai said, in an NME video, that Hard To Explain was a product of "a vague ball of drunken confusion" ...

[quote="xwk"][quote="mattymattymatty"]i am a songwriter and a listener , im not sure about chords but melody wise albert is predictable , his stuff is ok but come on!!!!! compared to julian!!!!! has albert ever wrote anything as beautiful as the ize solo, thought of anything as brilliantly simpl as the hard to explain stop or the reptilia breakdown . how on earth can you say hes more creative than julian[/quote]
i guess if you're not sure about chords your argument with this dude is going nowhere.
he's talking from a songwriters perspective. if you're a songwriter and you don't know what's going on in the song from a musical, chordal standpoint, then you're not going to see what he's talking about. i don't understand how one can write music without understanding chords and such, but to each their own, i guess...

and albert played the vision of division solo. that's one of the most beautiful solos on any album, imo.[/quote]

Thanks dude, I hate it when people don't know what their arguing about...

[quote="mattymattymatty"]i am a songwriter and a listener , im not sure about chords but melody wise albert is predictable , his stuff is ok but come on!!!!! compared to julian!!!!! has albert ever wrote anything as beautiful as the ize solo, thought of anything as brilliantly simpl as the hard to explain stop or the reptilia breakdown . how on earth can you say hes more creative than julian[/quote]
i guess if you're not sure about chords your argument with this dude is going nowhere.
he's talking from a songwriters perspective. if you're a songwriter and you don't know what's going on in the song from a musical, chordal standpoint, then you're not going to see what he's talking about. i don't understand how one can write music without understanding chords and such, but to each their own, i guess...

and albert played the vision of division solo. that's one of the most beautiful solos on any album, imo.

just a matter of taste and preference i guess. But who really knows who does the most of the songwritng in such a 'mechanical' band such as the strocks.

I believe they all play their own roles, and put their own spin on their 'role'. So you can't give all of the credit to Julian for those songs, thats why their band is called The Strokes, not Julian Casablancas.

On the other hand, AHJ wrote all his material... he just had a band to deliver it. Thats why his project was called.... you get the picture, right?

Albert truly displayed a brilliant capacity to write music with his side stuff... I mean he inherited it... it's in his genes man...

i am a songwriter and a listener , im not sure about chords but melody wise albert is predictable , his stuff is ok but come on!!!!! compared to julian!!!!! has albert ever wrote anything as beautiful as the ize solo, thought of anything as brilliantly simpl as the hard to explain stop or the reptilia breakdown . how on earth can you say hes more creative than julian

[quote="Corybaby28"][quote="1taperedjeanindiefag"]Albert - is obsessed with himself. opened for incubus and coldplay. biiiig fucking deal. both his albums are lame and watered down. he needs to stick with what got him there...and maybe branch out and do background harmonies on strokes shit...hes playing the "producer" (the postelles) role and fucking some super model from england. i can see him quitting the strokes if he hasn't already :roll:[/quote]

You are such a douche bag. Albert is probablly the best songwriter in the band. Your a dumb ass and obviouslly don't know shit about music. You are nothing more than a fan... and that is all that yuou will ever amount to. bitch.[/quote]

I think everyone deserves an opinion.

[quote="mattymattymatty"]ALbert is no where near Julian when it comes to songwriting, i doubt you find any1 who says he is the best songwriter in the Strokes!!!! Alberts stuff is ok on first listen but from a songwriting perspective its a little basic and predictable, you sort of know where the melody is gonna go before he has actually sang it[/quote]

you are listener and not a songwriter. So you hear it with a different ear than I do. But he had beautiful and creative chord progressions, that truly match the lyrics he sings. He is more creative.

ALbert is no where near Julian when it comes to songwriting, i doubt you find any1 who says he is the best songwriter in the Strokes!!!! Alberts stuff is ok on first listen but from a songwriting perspective its a little basic and predictable, you sort of know where the melody is gonna go before he has actually sang it

Agreed. Albert's a bad ass.

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albert's album are good!

Albert is great & cool!! Their solo proyect is amazing. I specially love "Yours to keep" but "¿Como te llama?" also has very good songs. He's an incredible musician and songwriter!!

And...the voice of Nikolai is weak??? haha...but if it's very similar to the voice of Julian..

Now well, Little Joy album is absolutley amazing... :)

[quote="1taperedjeanindiefag"]Albert - is obsessed with himself. opened for incubus and coldplay. biiiig fucking deal. both his albums are lame and watered down. he needs to stick with what got him there...and maybe branch out and do background harmonies on strokes shit...hes playing the "producer" (the postelles) role and fucking some super model from england. i can see him quitting the strokes if he hasn't already :roll:[/quote]

You are such a douche bag. Albert is probablly the best songwriter in the band. Your a dumb ass and obviouslly don't know shit about music. You are nothing more than a fan... and that is all that yuou will ever amount to. bitch.

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