The last few weeks have see critics and fans decide on their favourite albums and music moments of 2011, really like most awards it isn’t that important but it is a bit of fun that we seem to be intent on doing every year. I for one love end of year lists to the point of it becoming a bit of an unheathly obsession!
Here is a round-up of the polls and lists The Strokes featured on
Angles was #8 as the Most Underated Album and Under Cover of Darkness came in at 32 on the Top 50 Songs list. The Strokes were also 5th on the Best Comeback/Reunion poll
NME Readers Poll
Angles was listed in the BBC’s Top Album Art of 2011, interesting choice seeing as how many people seemed to outright hate the art when it was first revealed. I was always indifferent to it myself.
You’re So Right won the Best Musical Performance on the Jimmy Fallon Late show
NY Times Concert Moments of 2011 included the spectacular Madison Square Garden show
Other blogs and sites that listed Angles:
I will amend this post if any other turn up.
For the record Angles was definitely in my own Top 10 list of 2011.
The Strokes played Le Grand Journal live at Cannes tonight, nice seeing the band playing with the sea in the background and the sun slowly setting.
Plus Julian did a rather confused but cute interview
You can also watch it on the Canal website
The Strokes played Jools Holland tonight, performing Under Cover of Darkness and Taken For A Fool. You’re So Right will be featured on the extended edition of the show on Friday
Under Cover of Darkness
Taken For A Fool
You’re So Right
Some of my favourite Strokes interviews have been when Nick and Albert talk to guitar magazines so I was excited to read their interview with this months Guitar World. Also included are the tabs for UCoD. Thanks to stuckintime10 over at Toxic Radio for the scans!
In case you have never read their previous interviews check out them out below
The Strokes played what sounded like an epic concert at Madison Square Garden. Not only was the set list amazing but Elvis Costello joined them for Taken For A Fool, Albert played keyboards on Games, they played songs like Ask Me Anything which I thought we might not hear again. Judging from the fan reports it was an amazing show worthy of such an legendary and massive venue.
These were taken from the Youtube videos they are not proper bootlegs but I figured I would share them for now and hope we get a high quality full show soon.
01. Is This It Live At MSG
02. Reptilia Live At MSG
03. Under Cover of Darkness Live At MSG
04. Hard To Explain Live At MSG
05. Last Nite Live At MSG
07. Juicebox Live At MSG
10. Under Control Live At MSG
11. You Only Live Once Live At MSG
12. NYCC Live At MSG
13. Games Live At MSG
14. What Ever Happened? Live At MSG
15. Taken For A Fool Live At MSG
16. Ask My Anything Live At MSG
17. The Modern Age Live At MSG
20. Take It Or Leave It Live At MSG
Below are some videos from the show, quality varies but they are overall pretty good