Weird, I would rank No Destruction, On Blue Mountain, San Francisco and Oh Yeah higher
I've given it a couple of more listens and it's a total rip-off fest, which is kind of distracting to me.
On Blue Mountain sounds like an Under My Thumb and Suspicious Minds medley (eg 1:12-2:00). Oh Yeah is also, in parts, a rip-off of a song I can't for the life of remember the name of. I can't even keep track of how many times this happens throughout the album.
Now I love all of their influences but I guess I was hoping they would go for something a little bit more personal this time around. I still quite like the album, but for me it's no better than a weak 7/10. Shuggie and San Francisco are the top two tracks imo.
Coachella lineup looks sick, except for the headliners, which are kind of lacking imo, but I have probably been spoiled by previous Coachella headliners.
I agree. Almost every band alive that I want to see is playing, though the headliners are the weakest in years. Both Phoenix and RHCP have already headlined Coachella within the past few years and were kinda forgettable. The Stone Roses would have been an awesome headliner if it was still 1988. I'll be at the Sahara tent at night this year.
Coachella has zero incentive to spend money on their headliners now that they can sell-out two weeks with B- and Indie acts. The strategy puts an extra couple mil in their pockets. Don't think you'll see a Radiohead sized act there again for a while.
that's not really a good thing for a band like that
Dunno, sounds a bit like Casablancas' solo stuff (with some added guitars) and I really like that. And I really like this song as well. It's a perfect development for the band to me. I've been utterly uninterested in the new Strokes until now.
Fwiw this is not the first single, or at least that's what I've heard. Just a sample the band felt like releasing.
My only worry is that the album won't be consistent.
The new Tegan and Sara album, Heartthrob, has leaked. They've departed from their usual style in favor of synthpop, and it's infused with more than enough retro sound selection to keep it from sounding Billboardy. Solid album.