Trying To Never Catch Up

  • Record Label: Barsuk
  • Release Date: Aug 22, 2006
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5

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  1. LucasK
    Oct 26, 2006
    9
    ALmost All of the songs are very entertaining and modern, mostly catchy. A great Power-Pop album IDECIDE is my favorite song for this year.
  2. tanner
    Nov 25, 2006
    9
    I enjoy this album more each time I listen to it. The tracks 'Hellodrama" and "Almost Always Never" are catchy tunes, which you'll be singing in your head.
  3. TBOne
    Nov 24, 2006
    8
    Suprisingly good album . Better than i was expecting.
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. It's clear from the first notes of Trying to Never Catch Up that this is a band that knows what they're doing, and is pretty damn sure about it, too.
  2. How a band from such an incestuous scene produced an album with such keen pop instincts that nonetheless stops well short of ripping anyone, local or national, off continues to boggle the mind.
  3. This is the Strokes’ first record without its adherence to formula and form, with better guitars and bigger chords. And, you know, more fun.