Phrazes for the Young (2009) What is the sound of one Stroke clapping? The group's frontman is the latest band member to seek solo-projectdom, and the result, Phrazes for the… 2009-11-03 Julian Casablancas Rock
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Phrazes for the Young (2009)

Julian Casablancas | DIFFERENT STROKE Julian Casablancas
DIFFERENT STROKE Julian Casablancas
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Nov 03, 2009; Lead Performance: Julian Casablancas; Genre: Rock

What is the sound of one Stroke clapping? The group's frontman is the latest band member
 to seek solo-projectdom, and the result, Phrazes for the Young, sounds, well, not unlike the Strokes. Casablancas forsakes the group's fuzz-rock purism, however, for more varied — if still retro — pursuits, as on the groovy Casio boogaloo ''11th Dimension.'' In the end, deliberately(?) tinny tracks such as ''Glass'' sound like sketches in search of a full band. Hopefully, said band will soon oblige. B-

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Originally posted Oct 28, 2009 Published in issue #1074 Nov 06, 2009 Order article reprints