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Trouble in Strokesville?

Anyone else wondering about the state of affairs in The Strokes camp right about now? In case you missed it, Albert Hammond Jr has told NME that the songs from his forthcoming solo album were rejected by his Strokes bandmates. Here's his explanation:
''"I did suggest my songs (to the rest of The Strokes) once or twice and I got turned down. It wasn'''t actually Julian who turned it down, it was the other members who didn'''t like it. Julian writes the songs and we play them and do our thing with them."
Now doesn't that just sound like a big, happy family? Of course Hammond Jr denied anything was wrong within the band with the quickness, stating:
"I don't think I feel trapped in the band but I'm definitely glad I made this record. It wasn't, 'I wanna get out', just sometimes after all the press and touring with each other sometimes you want something different."
Right. Who thinks The Strokes are done? Who thinks Hammond's just done with them? Leave your comments below.
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I don't think the Strokes are done, but I could see Albert leaving.

Dave Park

Lets hope not, I'd like to see them produce at least one more album to recoup thier credit, with all members accounted for.

Eavvon O'Neal

the strokes aren't done. those Albert's songs are great.


They won't break up, no way, they're like brothers.


Who cares if they do break up? "Is this it" was amazing. After that, mostly just over produced fluff. I've been waiting for them to kick out another solid record. Waiting...waiting...waiting. Bands break up all the time. I'd rather they go their seperate ways then continue making sub par records.


Room on Fire was like the same record as Is This It. There was no significant drop off, really, it was just the same thing. Sound, quality, everything. But, they sort of got raked over the coals for it, and it lead them to that "difficult third album" bug. Why would you hate "Under Control" and "Reptilia"? Those are good songs...


Perhaps listening to what we've got to say would clarify the facts.

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