4/22/2020

THE STROKES’ THE NEW ABNORMAL DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP ALBUM SALES CHART

THE STROKES’ THE NEW ABNORMAL DEBUTS AT #1 ON BILLBOARD’S TOP ALBUM SALES CHART, #8 ON THE BILLBOARD 200
ALSO #1 CURRENT ROCK ALBUM, #1 TOP CURRENT ALBUM, #1 CURRENT ALTERNATIVE ALBUM, #1 VINYL ALBUM
FIRST ALBUM IN SEVEN YEARS OUT NOW VIA CULT/RCA
photo credit: Jason McDonald
The Strokes’ new album, The New Abnormal, debuts at #1 on this week’s Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart. The album is also #8 on the Billboard 200 and is #1 Current Rock Album#1 Top Current Album#1 Current Alternative Album and #1 Vinyl Album.
The New Abnormal is out now via Cult/RCA, marking the band’s first album in seven years—stream HERE.
The Times of London praises “The Strokes give us their second masterpiece,” while The New Yorker raves the album “sounds better to me than almost anything else I’ve listened to this spring.” NPR Music calles The New Abnormal “one of their best,” and Rolling Stone says it’s “their best since the glory days of the early ‘00s.” The Independent praises, “stacked with rolling, streetwise grooves, boldly graffitied onto the chipped paintwork of New York City past,” while Evening Standard says of the album, “Bold comeback is their best in years… Up there with their best work while sounding boldly different from it.”
The New Abnormal features previously shared tracks “Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus,” “Bad Decisions” and “At The Door.” The music video for “At The Door” premiered during the band’s performance at Senator Bernie Sanders’ University of New Hampshire rally. The album is The Strokes’ first in seven years and was recorded at Shangri-La Studios in Malibu and produced by Rick RubinThe album’s cover artwork is a painting by Jean-Michel BasquiatBird on Money.
THE NEW ABNORMAL TRACK LIST
1. The Adults Are Talking
2. Selfless
3. Brooklyn Bridge To Chorus
4. Bad Decisions
5. Eternal Summer
6. At The Door
7. Why Are Sundays So Depressing
8. Not The Same Anymore
9. Ode To The Mets
The Strokes are singer Julian Casablancas, guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr, bassist Nikolai Fraiture and drummer Fabrizio Moretti.

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