Scans: ‘Rolling Stone’ Gives ‘Angles’ 4-Stars, Makes The Strokes Look Like, Umm…

by Eric Van Dril · 44 comments

Angles received a fantastic review in the current issue of Rolling Stone (the one with Howard Stern on the cover).

Albert Hammond Jr. appreciates the review, as he wrote on Twitter today, but does not appreciate the double butt chin in the corresponding illustration. The funny thing about Rolling Stone‘s drawing of The Strokes is that Albert doesn’t have anything to complain about in relation to Fab and Julian.

Julian looks like he’s about to pounce and Fab looks like, well, who the fuck knows?

{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lyn March 16, 2011 at 2:11 pm

That is not my little fabrizio…

2 Lyn March 16, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Oh and by the way, im digging the new header…

3 Brian Wallace March 16, 2011 at 2:17 pm

That looks like cover of some quasi-“Twilight” teen fiction paperback.

“The Sullen Hipsters in the Woods.”


4 Carolyn March 16, 2011 at 2:24 pm

very harry potter-esque

5 annie March 16, 2011 at 2:27 pm

I don’t think this has already been posted – it’s an interview with Albert for Time OUt Chicago;

6 neobat29 March 16, 2011 at 3:10 pm

That can’t be little Fabrizio

7 Sam March 16, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Brian: jaja! my first impression was the same! (and that wasnt meant as a pun)

8 Ben March 16, 2011 at 4:57 pm

What is Nikolai wearing, a shroud?

9 alan March 16, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I am sorry to be a bit of ftopic but I have a question about Julian Casablancas and what is said about him.

I read everywhere he wrote all the music for the first 2 albums (and even FIOE). But I find that really hard to believe… How can 1 person who isn’t even a guitarist (he know how to play but nowere near Nick) come up with guitar parts like Reptilia, The end has no end etc etc etc… And the solos. Or even bass.

And mostly, why Nick, Albert or Nikolai want to stick with a guy who comes up with the parts of THEIR instrument ?

I just can’t really believe that ONE GUY wrote all the music….

10 Maria March 16, 2011 at 5:43 pm

I kinda like the drawing

11 Mykel March 16, 2011 at 5:50 pm

i fuckin hate the artists at rolling stone and the mag in general. Jules looks like a seen girl Albert is fat and Fab and Nikolai dont even look like them. Whats with the Twilight background? but whatever NME’s better

12 alx. March 16, 2011 at 6:02 pm

4 stars? The same as ROF and better than FIOE…that’s just weird.

13 Kimdiy March 16, 2011 at 6:02 pm

@alan, julian’s accredited as the primary songwriter on all three albums and of course lyricist. he may not play the guitar as well as the others, but he does play and of course the piano. that’s not to say he’s incapable of writing solos for the guitar, it’s all about sounds and notes so it’s possible he could’ve wrote them on piano or painstakingly on guitar no??
i totally believe he wrote it all without question.

14 alan March 16, 2011 at 6:10 pm

But the other guys must have fel they are just musicians touring with “Julian Casablancas”… When Julian would write the music by himself, they would just wait until he finished and play video games ? It’s hard to picture that situation, but who am I to question that, I know.

15 Kimdiy March 16, 2011 at 6:10 pm

oh, and besides…why would the rest of the guys give him credit for something he hasn’t done for the past 10 years? wouldn’t you want the credit for writing on a song as it then becomes partly your property and decisions on that song (to sell it to a commericial, movie, etc…) and the money belong to you?
just doesn’t make sense….

16 Kimdiy March 16, 2011 at 6:12 pm

i also think someone on here before posted and article or quote about that being part of the problem after FIOE, is that they felt they were just instruments in the music, with no real contributions and that’s why Angles has contributions from everyone.

17 layla March 16, 2011 at 6:16 pm

do any of you know where I can download the ucod music video?
I’m outside the us and I can’t download via itunes.

18 Kimdiy March 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm
19 Wilson March 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm

@alan and Kimdiy- you guys know that julian doesnt fucking right every little thing like take 12:51 for example Nick cam up with that whole guitar part and killing lies nikolai wrote most of the music to that song but julian wrote the lyrics and in the end has no end Nick came up with that really cool guitar part im pretty sure

20 Wilson March 16, 2011 at 6:27 pm

also if ur wondering how i know tht its because i bought all three of the official strokes tab books so i could play all of there songs on guitar and at top it gives credit to the people who wrote the music part and the lyric part

21 Kimdiy March 16, 2011 at 6:31 pm

@wilson, i said he was primary songwriter not sole…but now we’re just splitting hairs. doesn’t matter to me who wrote it as long as i think it sounds good is all.

22 Wilson March 16, 2011 at 6:48 pm

@kimdiy exactly as long as it sounds good all is good

23 Friction March 16, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Nikolai looks like an offended german teenager, Julian looks like some lesbian hipster, Fab looks like a distorted, lumpy John Frusciante, Albert looks like himself with a double chin and cleft lip, and Nick just doesn’t look like himself at all.

24 wolfman March 16, 2011 at 8:08 pm

4 stars is really good. that’s what the suburbs and even thriller got.

25 wolfman March 16, 2011 at 8:25 pm

@eric why’d you take the original “angles has leaked” post from the most popular posts section?

26 tito March 16, 2011 at 8:56 pm

alan, you don’t have to be a super musician to write a song. think about the greatest songwriters and the greatest musicians of all time and you’ll soon see that both lists are very different. julian’s just got a great ear and an interesting brain.

27 luis March 16, 2011 at 9:24 pm

Sidenote: Does anyone have a guess as to when The Strokes will release tour dates?

28 Deirg March 16, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Duh-duh da da da duh-duuuh-duh duh da da da da-duh… Harry potter theme music fyi… use your imagination people

29 Deirg March 16, 2011 at 9:31 pm


30 Deirg March 16, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Okay…. Last one I promise!
Jules= Harry
Nick= Hermione
Fab= Victor Krum
Albert= dude I can’t even give him a character… Sirius? Freakin Dumbledore? I don’t know…
Nikolai= death eater/anemic Snape

31 Colin March 16, 2011 at 10:35 pm

Good review. As of right now, I’d give Angles a 4.5/5 stars… I feel like they have so much more in them,though. I think Strokes V will be cock shattering, to say the least.

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