Julian Casablancas - (Tyranny)
(2014) - Buy
It’s been on SoundCloud for a couple days now, but I only got around to listening to it now.
After one listen, I’m not sure what to make of it. Judging by the comments on Stereogum and The Strokes subreddit, I feel an uncertain first lesson is a common theme with this record. Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing—who knows.
Which means you should definitely at least give this record at least 3 full go-throughs.
Of course, people are going nuts about the record like most people do of popular rock stars. I’m always one to judge the record on what it conists of—THE ACTUAL MUSIC. Right now, I dunno. Feels like slathering a whole punch of different colored paint on a canvas with your hands on going all Bjork on it.
Not saying it’s good nor is it bad. It’s just. It’s messy right now. I’ll need to sort it out. I just hope in the end, the album stands tall. I can’t remember the last time I was absolutely FLOORED by a member, or all of The Strokes.
Also, unfortunately only Stereogum got the premiere rights. So you have to head over there to here it embedded on their page. Maybe one day… maybe one day a band will ask Tunes I Dig to premiere one of their tracks.
- Marco Pitino