Comment Chaos: Reactions to the 'Comedown Machine' Album Stream
  • TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013

  • Posted by: Stephen Cardone

Ever since they announced their fifth record through a few ambiguous Instagram photos and an impromptu visit to a radio station, The Strokes had everybody who still cared about them in a tizzy over Comedown Machine, especially considering the *ahem* unexpected results of Angles two years prior. The first taste of Comedown Machine came in the form of "One Way Trigger", which was a polarizing cut for fans of the band. Some thought it was cheesy and annoying, while others felt like it was exciting and different. Parties from both camps agreed that they didn't really know what to expect from the complete album. The next single released, "All The Time" complicated things a little bit more. The song had a classic, 2001-era Strokes sound, and seemed to disagree with "One Way Trigger's" DNA. Well, now we can all stop scratching our heads, Comedown Machine is streaming online in full, and already die hard fans are weighing in on what feels like a pivotal release from the band. We scoured the interwebs to find out what you, the real listeners, had to say about Comedown Machine, in comment threads, Twitter, and more. Here are our favorites.








OWT="One Way Trigger"




So as you can see, a once universally accepted band is now seriously confusing the hell out of and dividing its once faithful and fortified fan base. For two albums in a row, The Strokes have been hellbent on bewilderment. What do you think? Is it Comedown Machine or Letdown Machine?

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