The Strokes - 'Comedown Machine'

The Strokes - 'Comedown Machine'

For the past decade, fans of The Strokes have watched the band fading away before their very eyes. Not just through a series of albums produced with decreasing care, but with a bunch of increasingly lacklustre concerts too. They don’t even...

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The Strokes – 'All The Time'

The Strokes – 'All The Time'

The fifth Strokes album, ‘Comedown Machine’, landed in the NME office the other day, heralding the beginning of arguments about whether it’s a scintillating return to form or another tossed-off contractual obligation (I’m leaning...

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Live Review: The Strokes

Live Review: The Strokes

Tonight doesn’t read like a moment for The Strokes ’ memoirs: they’re playing second fiddle to Swedish bloody House Mafia, as well as going up against Beyoncé on the Main Stage. ‘Angles’ wasn’t quite met with a ticker-tape parade,...

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Live Review: The Strokes

Live Review: The Strokes

If the return of The Strokes has taught us anything, it’s that friendships can be fleeting. The gang of roguish street urchins who once prowled New York’s Lower East Side – falling out of bars, making fun of policemen and putting the...

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Album Review: The Strokes - Angles (Rough Trade)

The Strokes - Angles (Rough Trade)

"I understand what people want,” Julian Casablancas insisted in these very pages a little over a month ago. “But things have changed.” Well, duh, Jules. In the 1,898 days (yep, we counted) that have passed between the release of ‘First...

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The Strokes: Heart In A Cage

The Strokes: Heart In A Cage

Swiss finishing school eductions! Supermodels on speed-dial! Enough NME Awards to start a bric-a-brac stall! No wonder The Strokes look so pissed off all the time. And what a right old bummer it must be knowing that you can ignore the two best...

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The Strokes: First Impressions Of Earth

The Strokes: First Impressions Of Earth

New York cool, then, turned out to be a phantasm: a seductive promise and at first, an exotic thrill – but one that, when you hit the sidewalk, dissipated like smoke from a Manhattan manhole. You landed hoping to rub shoulders with cheekboned...

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The Strokes: Juicebox

The Strokes: Juicebox

Yes, it’s the theme from The Munsters. Yes, it’s a sped-up ‘Hash Pipe’ by Weezer. Yes, it’s the theme from Mission: Impossible. And yes, it is The Strokes embracing the brave new world of professional recording techniques from beefing...

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The Strokes : Is This It

The Strokes : Is This It

It's the best kind of New York story. One which mixes impossible glamour with brief excursions to the wild side. Which starts in a basement, and ends in huge acclaim. Which features good-looking participants in a potentially dirty business. A...

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Strokes : Alexandra Palace: Saturday December 6

Strokes : Alexandra Palace: Saturday December 6

For those Heat readers and post-op lobotomy patients among you, we'll run through the trivialities first. Three of them wear suits; of the front-line only Nick Valensi opts to rock the Hippy Nephew Of Bruce Springsteen look instead. Julian comes...

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