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The Strokes: "Comedown Machine" Review 
3/28/13

By Bob Vincent
From Billboard.com

When the Strokes released "Angles" in 2011, Julian Casablancas and his loyal subjects -- er, band mates -- were officially in comeback mode. The return-to-form LP did what it had to do -- prove the one-time saviors of rock 'n roll could still rock, even as thirtysomething adults.

Two years later, the Strokes are back with "Comedown Machine," recorded in their old New York stomping grounds at the legendary Electric Lady studio. The whole quintet was on hand for the process, a stark contrast to "Angles," when Casablancas often shared ideas with the rest of the band via e-mail.

Now that The Strokes are all in the same studio together, what do they have up their raggedy denim sleeves? Billboard takes a track-by-track look at the new album to find out.

1. Tap Out - Although the coolness factor may come and go, the Strokes' proficiency with their instruments never seems to waver. This is especially evident on the album's opening track, which showcases well-crafted, stop/start interplay between the guitar and bass against high-register vocals from Casablancas...

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