What a difference 10 years can make in your ear for music. 10 years ago this was my favorite album of the year. Today. I sang along to the first 5 songs, and then sort of waited for it to end. Partially because the first half of this album is much stronger than the second half, and partially becaus Julian Casablancas voice was beginning to sound whiney. I mean one song he just keeps repeating "I have nothing to say". That's it. Those are the entire lyrics to the song. Gee. Thanks for the effort.
If you love a good pop/rock album as I do buy side one of this record. It's amazing. Don't bother with side two.
I give this album 3 stars out of 5