Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Top Tracks # 11 Julian Casablancas – 11th Dimension

Well, it’s nearly over…both the year and the decade. It’s sort of fitting then to feature a Top Track from a member of a band that helped to define the musical landscape at the start of the ‘noughties’. The Strokes were cool. Hip young things from NYC who swept aside the dying embers of what people called Brit Pop, shagged models, got drunk and looked all moody n'stuff in photographs. Of course it couldn’t last. After one stand out album they kind of lost their sparkle. Now, seemingly on a long term hiatus from the group, their lead singer’s making a bit of stab at solo stardom. Despite hearing only good stuff about the new material I’d not listened to anything until this track cropped up on the wonderful Pig Radio. Poppier (musically at least) than the Strokes stuff it’s got some nice Peter Hook style bass together with a bucket load of 80’s synths. 11th heaven…

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