View Full Version : The Strokes - "Juicebox"


Quiet
09-21-2005, 08:59 AM
Anyone heard this or have it downloaded? Pitchfork reviewed it and didn't care for it too much. I would very much like to hear it.

schaadow
09-21-2005, 09:48 AM
Pitchfork was being generous


http://s39.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=02U5ECGGCZBLD2HP9MVTQEPM9P

if this is indicative of what the album sounds like we're in for a real treat.

mono
09-21-2005, 10:47 AM
Weak.

Quiet
09-21-2005, 10:48 AM
It's, umm, "interesting" I guess. At least nobody will be complaining that this one sounds like their first two abums. Parts of this song remind me of System of a Down, which isn't something I ever thought I'd be saying about The Strokes. I sort of like it though... but I'm a Strokes freak.

Quiet
09-21-2005, 10:50 AM
Thanks a lot for sending it, by the way.

Quiet
09-21-2005, 10:53 AM
After hearing it again, it actually reminds me of a Ted Leo song... I think there's one on "Hearts of Oak" that sounds quite a bit like it.

I would also like to add that I think this song beats the shit out of the new Franz Ferdinand single.

schaadow
09-21-2005, 12:25 PM
Originally posted by Quiet

I would also like to add that I think this song beats the shit out of the new Franz Ferdinand single.
It sounds to me like a bad Franz impersonation. Or some variation of the Munsters theme song. Either way this song is horrible. The Strokes just keep getting worse as they go along.

2Marlon2Brando
09-21-2005, 02:05 PM
i think its alright

Ensoul
09-21-2005, 02:16 PM
I actually love it

Ensoul
09-21-2005, 02:16 PM
but I don't like The Strokes as much as everyone else, so this is probably why.

mxzombie
09-21-2005, 03:11 PM
i like it

daydreamer999
09-21-2005, 03:32 PM
Originally posted by mxzombie
i like it

hopefully this means we're not in for room on fire pt.2, a.k.a. is this it? pt.3

ryan patrick
09-21-2005, 03:47 PM
whoops! that was terrible.

ZackZ
09-21-2005, 04:18 PM
That crap riff sounds like something out of a second rate spy movie.

pink_ribbon_scars
09-21-2005, 04:52 PM
hmm. that was okay at best, but not as terrible as i had feared. i've noticed that if i listen to questionable stuff enough, i start liking it, so i'm sure i'll buy the album.

Woody
09-22-2005, 09:41 AM
The guitars sound less like the Strokes, more like every other dull band they spawned.

Julian Casablancas sounds like a cross between Twat out of Franz Ferdinand and The Hives guy.

It's fucking dire. :(

schaadow
09-22-2005, 12:11 PM
Originally posted by Woody

Julian Casablancas sounds like a cross between Twat out of Franz Ferdinand and The Hives guy.


such an eloquent assessment

byoung88
09-22-2005, 09:09 PM
his voice sounds like the dude from franz ferdinand.. then into a weird resemblance of jim morrisons... but i still like it!

schaadow
09-22-2005, 09:34 PM
Originally posted by byoung88
his voice sounds like the dude from franz ferdinand
what an original observation.

Shapan
09-23-2005, 02:03 AM
Originally posted by Quiet
Parts of this song remind me of System of a Down,

:noway:

cmon now, this song doesnt sound like the shit system of a down churns out.

its different but still had a strokes feel. i like the grungy little bassline, i dont think a strokes song has ever had the bassline play such a prominent role.

i really liked it, and im even more stoked for the new album.

Example
09-23-2005, 08:44 AM
Originally posted by Shapan

i dont think a strokes song has ever had the bassline play such a prominent role.


wrong.

Quiet
09-23-2005, 09:01 AM
Originally posted by Shapan


:noway:

cmon now, this song doesnt sound like the shit system of a down churns out.

its different but still had a strokes feel. i like the grungy little bassline, i dont think a strokes song has ever had the bassline play such a prominent role.

i really liked it, and im even more stoked for the new album.

I think you misunderstood me... I like the song, and I am stoked for the new album as well. The only part that reminded me of System of a Down was the "Standing in the lightfield(?)/Standing in the lightfield/Waiting for some action/Waiting for some action" part. I think it's the delivery. Give it another listen and perhaps you'll see what I mean.

byoung88
09-23-2005, 05:32 PM
Originally posted by schaadow

what an original observation. thanks man!

Shapan
09-23-2005, 11:06 PM
Originally posted by Quiet


I think you misunderstood me... I like the song, and I am stoked for the new album as well. The only part that reminded me of System of a Down was the "Standing in the lightfield(?)/Standing in the lightfield/Waiting for some action/Waiting for some action" part. I think it's the delivery. Give it another listen and perhaps you'll see what I mean.

ive listened to it a bunch, dont agree with you though. probably because i hold the strokes on such high regards while i think system of a down are a steaming pile of shit. but i can kind of understand why you think that, because the guitars and bass sound a bit heavier than the strokes usually do during the part you're referring to.

the "sort of liked it" made you sound like you were disappointed, i think the track grows on you, but i really liked it from the get go.

professional wannabe
09-30-2005, 02:52 AM
grr, i tried that link, and it no longer was working. could someone please do another yousendit thingy, so i could hear it? gracias

kiwi
09-30-2005, 03:05 AM
i listened to that a while ago and jeeeeesus christ is that an abysmal song.

Sammiches
09-30-2005, 11:42 AM
Somebody post a working link!

killer_tomato
09-30-2005, 11:48 AM
here (http://s63.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0LA94I9RH0BNB2WXZYGCNSB4A0) you go

Fattening Ass
09-30-2005, 02:31 PM
good song

13
10-01-2005, 04:20 AM
well i'm listening to it right now and oh shit i just threw up

talk show host
10-01-2005, 05:07 AM
It's been said already, but yea, to sum up, the riff sounds like a cheesy spy tune, like Espionage by Green Day or something. And Julian Casablanca's voice sounds like the bloke from Franz Ferdinand. That was 3 minutes 15 of shit.

Aeris Hilton
10-01-2005, 11:26 AM
good bassline

WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
COME ON AND KICK ME

schaadow
10-06-2005, 07:33 PM
another new Strokes song, "You Only Live Once"

http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2S43N210IP4KO12XQ7KPS4TY3K

after hearing how shitty Juicebox was I had no hope for the new album. This restores it, a little.

schaadow
10-07-2005, 12:56 PM
Originally posted by schaadow
another new Strokes song, "You Only Live Once"


I thought that this song would get sickening real quick, but after a few listens I still enjoy it. Maybe there is a chance for the strokes after all.

Axis of Action
10-07-2005, 02:00 PM
Originally posted by Sean Casey
good bassline

WHOAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
COME ON AND KICK ME

dun dun dun dun
dun dun dun dun
dun dun dun dun
dun dun dun dun

WHERE TRICKS ARE FOR KIDS

Quiet
10-07-2005, 02:38 PM
Originally posted by schaadow
another new Strokes song, "You Only Live Once"

http://s45.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=2S43N210IP4KO12XQ7KPS4TY3K

after hearing how shitty Juicebox was I had no hope for the new album. This restores it, a little.

Excellent song. This is shaping up to be a great album IMO. I may be alone though.

schaadow
10-07-2005, 03:29 PM
Originally posted by Quiet


Excellent song. This is shaping up to be a great album IMO. I may be alone though.
I agree, but I think it might be too early to praise their album. For all we know this is the only decent song they've come up with.

Fattening Ass
10-09-2005, 04:54 AM
Originally posted by talk show host
It's been said already, but yea, to sum up, the riff sounds like a cheesy spy tune, like Espionage by Green Day or something. And Julian Casablanca's voice sounds like the bloke from Franz Ferdinand. That was 3 minutes 15 of shit. espionage is good, dude.

Shapan
10-10-2005, 01:55 AM
Originally posted by Quiet


Excellent song. This is shaping up to be a great album IMO. I may be alone though.

i agree as well, his voice sounds so different in this song. im even more excited about the new album, thanks for the link schaadow.

schaadow
10-21-2005, 11:37 AM
"15 Minutes of Pain"

http://s40.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0EC4MK5HPVCXZ090INHHN1H1TN

"On the Other Side"

http://s39.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=03FRNJ4A6FGM82XI944IOT5C2J

schaadow
10-25-2005, 02:27 PM
"Razorblade"

http://s40.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=1OCKSLH3ERU6O3JSKQ3JLGTAEE

Axis of Action
10-25-2005, 03:03 PM
I realllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllly like You Only Live Once now

Quiet
10-25-2005, 03:41 PM
I'm struggling with whether or not to download those songs now or wait until the album comes out...

schaadow
10-25-2005, 03:49 PM
you'd just be postponing the disappointment.

Shapan
10-26-2005, 03:10 PM
those last 3 songs grew on me, now i really like them, especially the end of 15 minutes of pain. cant wait for the new album and to see them in concert.

thanks for the links.

mono
10-27-2005, 06:23 AM
other side sounds pretty decent

pink_ribbon_scars
10-27-2005, 09:36 AM
is there a video? is julian looking good?

McCollum
11-20-2005, 07:17 PM
Here is the video for juicebox, now someone send me the other songs. juicebox is all i've heard.

http://s63.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=3MG8RDHJ58YV228QGLQWF68ULQ

pink_ribbon_scars
11-20-2005, 08:16 PM
thanks mccollum. that was a weird video but julian is totally attractive. i'm liking the song more.

if no one sends you the other songs that were posted i can do it from my work computer tomorrow.

pink_ribbon_scars
11-20-2005, 08:21 PM
check out that wedding ring

2Marlon2Brando
11-20-2005, 08:26 PM
Originally posted by pink_ribbon_scars
that was a weird video but julian is totally attractive.

Originally posted by pink_ribbon_scars
i'm liking the song more.

COINCIDENCE?

schaadow
11-20-2005, 09:25 PM
First Impressions of Earth Sampler

http://s49.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=39A58RLG5KP372GPUKTQ9JHKQG

pink_ribbon_scars
11-20-2005, 10:31 PM
Originally posted by 2Marlon2Brando




COINCIDENCE?

it is a matter of cause and effect

Fattening Ass
11-21-2005, 02:02 AM
that video was hyped to be more than what it is.

McCollum
11-21-2005, 05:39 PM
Originally posted by schaadow
First Impressions of Earth Sampler

http://s49.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=39A58RLG5KP372GPUKTQ9JHKQG

thanks!

Quiet
01-05-2006, 08:00 AM
Well, I've had the chance to give First Impressions of Earth a decent listening... and it's horrible. From what I gather, I seemed to be the biggest Strokes fan on this board prior to this album. I thought Is This It and Room On Fire were both five star albums. What a letdown this is. The songs are bland, the lyrics are crap ("Don't be a coconut/God is trying to talk to you"... what the fuck is that???), and the hooks are nonexistent. It IS different from their previous work, but in this case, different is certainly not better. I was planning on going to see them on their next U.S. tour, but now I'm having second thoughts. It feels pretty bad when one of your favorite bands releases a shitty album that you've been waiting years for.

D.
01-05-2006, 06:28 PM
i saw the video, but it was turned down low.

i still have yet to hear anything from the new album. i have a co worker downloading it for me.

Blaise Bailey Finnegan III
01-05-2006, 08:33 PM
rubbishn and dolop

Shapan
01-06-2006, 04:03 AM
Originally posted by Quiet
Well, I've had the chance to give First Impressions of Earth a decent listening... and it's horrible. From what I gather, I seemed to be the biggest Strokes fan on this board prior to this album. I thought Is This It and Room On Fire were both five star albums. What a letdown this is. The songs are bland, the lyrics are crap ("Don't be a coconut/God is trying to talk to you"... what the fuck is that???), and the hooks are nonexistent. It IS different from their previous work, but in this case, different is certainly not better. I was planning on going to see them on their next U.S. tour, but now I'm having second thoughts. It feels pretty bad when one of your favorite bands releases a shitty album that you've been waiting years for.

sorry to hear, i love the new album and it challenges is this it for my favorite strokes album. too bad LA tickets to the troubadour show tonight are impossible to get.

smashingjj
01-06-2006, 05:23 AM
is this it http://forums.netphoria.org/images/5stars.gif

room on fire http://forums.netphoria.org/images/2stars.gif

first impressions of earth http://forums.netphoria.org/images/2stars.gif

House of Bread
01-07-2006, 09:30 AM
this sucks badly.