Sound — 10
The Strokes' sound is a mix of alot of things. At some times, they can get pretty hard for being alternative, and then at other times their songs are peaceful enough to put you to sleep. But one thing remains the same: The Strokes really manage to kick butt. Nikolai Fraiture's bass skill is at an all time high as usual. Really, I think the bass is the best part when it comes to how the Strokes sound. And of course, Julian Casablancas' unique voice once again has that muffled effect, which makes the songs sound even cooler than usual.
Lyrics — 8
The lyrics, once again, remain abstract and somewhat of a mystery. It's kind've annoying that you can't hear what Julian's saying half the time, and when you can, you're trying to figure out what he's saying lyrics wise. Then again, sometimes abstract is good. Who cares, really.
Overall Impression — 10
Overall, The Strokes remind me of abstract art: kind've hard to figure out, a little weird, but still cool. Their style isn't really anything, which makes them worth it. This cd is definitely worth buying, just because it's plain cool.