A1 Machu Picchu 3:32
A2 Under Cover Of Darkness 3:57
A3 Two Kinds Of Happiness 3:44
A4 You're So Right 2:34
A5 Taken For A Fool 3:25
B1 Games 3:53
B2 Call Me Back 3:03
B3 Gratisfaction 2:59
B4 Metabolism 3:05
B5 Life Is Simple In The Moonlight 4:15
Angles is the fourth studio album by the American rock band the Strokes, released on March 18, 2011 by RCA Records. It is their first album since First Impressions of Earth (2006), their longest gap to date between studio albums.
Bassist Nikolai Fraiture revealed that the album would be "a return to the basics", suggesting the songs would be of similar style to their acclaimed 2001 debut record, Is This It. "Sonically, I feel it's the album which should have been made between Room on Fire and First Impressions of Earth," he stated. However, the band decided to experiment with various production techniques, including MIDI electronic samples and Farfisa keyboards. They also overdubbed more guitars, and Casablancas toyed with vocal layers.
Other critics praised Angles as a welcome reinvention for the band, with NME noting that it "lives up to its name by coming at you from some very obtuse places." Claire Suddath of Time called the album "a 10 song exercise in rock precision," and Mikael Wood of Spin proclaimed that it "reminds you why they were so irresistible in the first place".