The New Abnormal (studio album) by The Strokes

The New Abnormal
The New Abnormal by The Strokes
Year: 2020
Release date: 2020-04-10
Overall rank: 885th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 586 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 2020 (1st)
Award Best album of the 2020s (1st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (885th)

The Strokes bestography

The New Abnormal is ranked 4th best out of 6 albums by The Strokes on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Strokes is Is This It which is ranked number 22 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 41,652.

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The New Abnormal track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 86 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 586 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.4/100, a mean average of 81.0/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.6/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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75/100
From 03/11/2021 00:50
It's no Is This It or Room on Fire, but not many albums are. I think it strikes a good balance between their newer stuff and their old sound. Not going to become a part of my regular rotation, but I definitely like it more on relisten.
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From 02/26/2021 08:53
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65/100
From 02/13/2021 21:20
Comparing it with the rest of their discography, I fail to see how this would rank anywhere near Room On Fire - let alone above it. Obviously no comment regarding Is This It, it would be outright blasphemous. I respect the natural progression of their sound and how they managed to remain relevant 20 years deep into their journey, but it's simply that their "carefree" version is miles ahead of their "sophisticated" version. The only track I would consider as nearly great is the closer, Ode to the Mets.
Comparing it with other 2020 albums, this would hardly make my top 50 - and 2020 was an extremely weak year for me in terms of discovering new music. On the other hand, I can't say that any of the "big" 2020 albums particularly moved me, so I'm fine with it being the album of the year.
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From 02/12/2021 23:37
This album is on a higher level ... one of the best albums ever ... it has that rare thing of the more you hear the more you like ...
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95/100
From 02/12/2021 10:48
Not every track appeals to me but im sure it's going to be a top record for its decade.
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90/100
From 01/25/2021 07:11
Great Album, one of the best of the year. Entertaining from the first to the last song.
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85/100
From 01/03/2021 05:53
I personally don't think they can ever top their debut, as it was just lightning in a bottle that came out at the perfect time. They get pretty damn close with this one, and I really dig the experimentation with the synthesizers. It's a timely and relevant album for a band that's been around for 20 years, and the whole band sounds reinvigorated and young again. They deserve a real comeback album and they got one!
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From 12/27/2020 17:58
I have a feeling that this record is only going to get better the more I listen to it. It is so freaking good. The mainstream critics missed it on this one by giving it harsh reviews. They had to of came in with a bad attitude listening to this because this is near perfect! This record has the perfect combo of having catchy riffs and hooks while experimenting enough to keep us hooked for multiple listens

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