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Album review | ROCK

Different Strokes in ‘Comedown Machine’

‘Comedown Machine” is the first Strokes album that sounds like it wasn’t made by the Strokes. And that’s partly good news for fans disappointed with the New York band’s past few records, particularly 2011’s “Angles,” whose fraught back story implied the group was so at odds that its members didn’t even record it in the same room.

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