Strokes Keep Cool, But Show More Abandon Than On CD

Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune reviewed concert Sunday at the Aragon. He writes, “The band’s albums sometimes suffer from this distancing effect, this air of concision, precision and carefully calibrated melody. But on stage the band negotiates the divide between urban cool and youthful anxiety with more abandon. [Singer Julian] Casablancas dwells in the land of disconnection, singing about wary lovers who inevitably wind up alone, and he rarely drops his guard on record.” Read more.

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