Comedown Machine (studio album) by The Strokes

Comedown Machine by The Strokes
Year: 2013
Release date: 2013-03-26
Overall rank: 1,131st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 592 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2013 (20th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (164th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,131st)

The Strokes bestography

Comedown Machine is ranked 6th 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 23 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 36,782.

The Strokes album bestography « Higher ranked (997th) This album (1,131st) Lower ranked »
AnglesComedown Machine-

Upcoming concerts

Dec
18
Sun
12:00
Rock N Roll Playhouse Plays Music Of The Beatles For Kids
The Vogel at Count Basie Center for, Red Bank, United States. United States
Tickets from $15.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Dec
10
Sat
18:00
Ben Kessler
Mercury Lounge, New York, United States. United States
Tickets from $15.00 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Dec
15
Thu
19:00
A Merry-Achi Christmas - Mariachi Sol de Mexico de Jose Hernandez
The Plaza Theatre Performing Arts C, El Paso, United States. United States
Tickets from $29.50 (Ticketmaster) Get tickets
 
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Comedown Machine on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Comedown Machine track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by
#
Track
Rating/Comments
1.
Rating: 85 (178 votes)Comments: 4
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
2.
Rating: 78 (156 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
6.
Rating: 80 (142 votes)Comments: 3
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
7.
Rating: 79 (139 votes)Comments: 4
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
9.
Rating: 79 (140 votes)Comments: 2
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify
10.
Rating: 80 (142 votes)Comments: 1
  • Amazon Music
  • iTunes
  • Spotify

Comedown Machine rankings

Comedown Machine collection

Comedown Machine ratings

Average Rating: 
71/100 (from 592 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
where:
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 592 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 
60/100
 Report rating
5 days ago pinkfreud1981  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 30278/100
 
60/100
 Report rating
11/01/2022 11:44 jonny5244  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 8,20563/100
 
75/100
 Report rating
10/21/2022 07:45 Artax1978  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5779/100
 
65/100
 Report rating
09/22/2022 15:29 Camstipated  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 6979/100
 
85/100
 Report rating
09/20/2022 05:02 jackq  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 29987/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album has a Bayesian average rating of 71.2/100, a mean average of 70.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 71.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Comedown Machine comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 55 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

Rating:  
70/100
From 06/01/2022 23:21
I haven't given this as much attention so probably need to come back after more listens - but it is a good and solid album with Welcome To Japan and 80's Comedown Machine th ebest for me
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
50/100
From 02/08/2022 21:23
Decent album. My highlights are Tap Out, Slow Animals and Happy Ending.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
75/100
From 02/10/2021 15:22
Decent album but definitely not one of their best
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From 01/03/2021 14:01
Different, experimental, but still highly enjoyable album, with the vocals being its most interesting aspect.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 08/08/2020 21:50
Sooooo underrated. I didn't like it that much at first, but it's definitely a grower. Almost all the songs go from ok to amazing. Such a solid album, imo better than Angles and FIOE.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
70/100
From 02/24/2020 13:17
This is what I'm talking about. On this album the experimenting is in the songwriting and vocals primarily, instead of useless intermezzos and using different instruments for the sake of using different instruments. Julian Casablancas is peaking here; the rest of the band is great as usual. I'm hearing Beach Boys here and there, and a newly discovered femininity in Julian's vocals; one time he even resembled Kim Gordon very clearly on one track. Crazy shit, I love it.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 02/12/2020 00:19
Maybe it's because of my personal taste, but I've found both Angles (2011) and Comedown Machine (2013) their best work, or the ones that most resonated with me. I really like many songs from their old material ("Hard to Explain" is still their best song, IMO) but I get tired of the same garage rock over and over again. In their most recent releases, The Strokes experimented more in the grounds of alternative rock and slower rythms ("Slow Animals", "80's Comedown Machine") while still retaining their roots ("50/50") and then combining both aesthetics to create one of their best works yet! ("One Way Trigger"). I'm so excited to see what The New Abnormal (2020) will bring to the table, especially after The Voidz' fantastic Virtue (2018).
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
80/100
From 02/12/2020 00:19
Maybe it's because of my personal taste, but I've found both Angles (2011) and Comedown Machine (2013) their best work, or the ones that most resonated with me. I really like many songs from their old material ("Hard to Explain" is still their best song, IMO) but I get tired of the same garage rock over and over again. In their most recent releases, The Strokes experimented more in the grounds of alternative rock and slower rythms ("Slow Animals", "80's Comedown Machine") while still retaining their roots ("50/50") and then combining both aesthetics to create one of their best works yet! ("One Way Trigger"). I'm so excited to see what The New Abnormal (2020) will bring to the table, especially after The Voidz' fantastic Virtue (2018).
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 09/06/2018 12:11
Really think it is underrated. Obviously different from other Strokes album who set the bar quite high. Nice that they tried some other sound, which I really can enjoy as much as the other previous albums
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (3 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
Rating:  
85/100
From 09/20/2017 17:21
Melhor banda do século.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Comedown Machine

Anonymous
Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 2013
1. Modern Vampires Of The City by Vampire Weekend
2. AM by Arctic Monkeys
3. Random Access Memories by Daft Punk
4. Yeezus by Kanye West
5. ...Like Clockwork by Queens Of The Stone Age
6. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
7. Trouble Will Find Me by The National
8. Sunbather by Deafheaven
9. m b v by My Bloody Valentine
10. Pure Heroine by Lorde
11. Push The Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
12. Acid Rap by Chance The Rapper
13. Loud City Song by Julia Holter
14. We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace And Magic by Foxygen
15. The Next Day by David Bowie
16. The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) by Steven Wilson
17. Amok by Atoms For Peace
18. Psychic by Darkside
19. Melophobia by Cage The Elephant
20. Comedown Machine by The Strokes
Back to Top