Albert Hammond makes good.
I'm nowhere near the first to blog about Albert Hammond Jr, nor will I be the last. That's what happens when you're a member of a larger-than-life hipster band like the Strokes. My friend Alex is a huge fan of the Strokes so I'm pretty sure he'll take issue with me when I say that I prefer Mr. Hammond Jr here. The Strokes may have had higher highs (back in the day), but this album is solid. It's immediately familiar, a little more approachable, like Is This It-era Strokes with more pleasant vocals. Do with that what you will.
[from Yours to Keep (out Oct. 24)|buy]