The New Abnormal (studio album) by The Strokes

The New Abnormal by The Strokes
Year: 2020
Release date: 2020-04-10
Overall rank: 489th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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83/100 (from 770 votes)
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The New Abnormal is ranked 3rd best out of 7 albums by The Strokes on

The best album by The Strokes is Is This It which is ranked number 24 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 34,373.

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From 02/16/2023 02:04
Their best job since Room on Fire… Julian Casablancas' vocal performance is incredible, he makes this album feel too personal. The guitars keep their alternative sound but the use of synthesizers gives it a new wave air.

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Su mejor trabajo desde Room on Fire… la interpretación vocal de Julian Casablancas es increíble, hace que este álbum se sienta muy personal. Las guitarras siguen manteniendo su sonido alternativo pero el uso de sintetizadores le da un aire new wave.
Un album consistente, donde la calidad de cada una de las canciones se mantiene, destacando "The Adults Are Talking" y "Eternal Summer"
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From 01/17/2023 01:13
This record kicks off with one of the best opening tracks in a long time in the form of The Adults Are Talking which perfectly prepares us for what we are about to experience. The music is like the classic Strokes albums but with a modern and mature twist that only adds to the appeal of it. Instrumentally it is a very strong release with each member playing a key role in creating the new sound. Their hooks are still just as impressive as every song could easily end up getting stuck in your head with how infectious they all are. The production is brilliant and the whole record feels compact and like all the songs are working towards the same end goal. This leads to a cohesive and engaging experience for us to enjoy. Furthermore, I have to give credit for how good the vocal still is with it giving the record such an important edge to it. Overall, a phenomenal comeback album from The Strokes that shows their high standards with this contending with their debut to be their best ever record.
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From 01/04/2023 19:18
In 2020, it is amazing to me that The Strokes could create an album rivalling their debut that sounds absolutely and entirely different to said debut. Casablancas' voice has aged delightfully and he expresses his range across the album with high notes, low notes, and all kinds of vocal styles across 9 tracks. The warm sound of the album makes it nostalgic and it is created by some of the best technical quality, through Rick Rubin's mixing, that I have ever heard.
Top 3 tracks: Ode To The Mets, At The Door, Why Are Sundays So Depressing
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From 09/27/2022 15:34
I think this is their best, unfortunately it sounds too much like (almost)all their previous works.
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From 02/09/2022 17:44
Really solid album, truly the best of 2020 with no big competition for me. I love Ode To The Mets and overall tune of the album is great.
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From 02/03/2022 23:17
When this originally came out, I would've been totally against it being the best album of 2020, but as time has gone on, I've really liked it more and more. It has definitely become a modern classic. Curiously enough, my least preferred song from the album is "Bad Decisions", lol, I just can't listen to it without thinking about "Dancing With Myself".
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From 02/02/2022 20:29
Acertaram na veia, nessa!!! Muito foda!
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From 12/26/2021 20:57
Sounds very much like The Strokes, while adding in some synth sounds straight out of the 80s. This band knows how to do rhythm and how to space out its sound.

This record manages to be fun and sound grown up at the same time.
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