The New Abnormal
The Strokes

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Track Listing

1 Adults Are Talking, The
2 Selfless
3 Brooklyn Bridge to Chorus
4 Bad Decisions
5 Eternal Summer
6 At the Door
7 Why Are Sundays So Depressing
8 Not the Same Anymore
9 Ode to the Mets



  • Genre: Rock & Pop
  • Release Date: April 2020
  • Label: RCA
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Producer: Rick Rubin
  • Engineer: Gus Oberg; Chris Tabron; Pete Min; Jason Lader

Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- 'Album opener "The Adults Are Talking' chases the beat from Joe Jackson's `Steppin' Out" into a glistening super-structure of latticed riff doodles and crisp micro-leads..."

Entertainment Weekly - "ABNORMAL offers something even better, possibly, than reckless youth: rock stars finally old enough to truly miss those good old days -- and wise enough now, too, to give us the soundtrack these strange new times deserve." -- Grade: A-

Uncut - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "There's a gentle drift from the jaunty into the kind of mid-paced guitar brooding we find nearer the close with 'Not The Same Anymore'. Here Casablancas adds the weight if not the wisdom of experience to the band's nighttime patrols."

Billboard - "[T]he NYC band's signature melodies always strike the right chord, while Casablancas' breezy falsetto still proves to be a much-needed exhale amid dark times."

NME (Magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[W]hile the album explores a few new directions, it's still often fairly recognisable. The best stuff sounds familiar -- few people ever have, or ever will, write a better riff than that of `Last Nite'..."

Paste (magazine) - "[Including] singles, "At the Door" and "Bad Decisions," with the former veering into the electro-pop of The Voidz and late Strokes material and even melancholy new wave, and the latter recalling the anthemic, stylish rock of their first two albums."

Pitchfork (Website) - "Casablancas' falsetto has improved. What once felt like a novelty actually leads to some striking moments."

Clash (Magazine) - "[T]his project plays with influences, creating an absorbing space where elements of `80s electro-pop, post-punk and Krautrock come together."


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