Riff: The Strokes – “Chances”

Mar 27, 2013

I take my chances alone/Get on your horse and be gone/I will not wait up for you anymore/So you can ask me if something is wrong

from Chances lyrics by The Strokes

Borrowing a sonic conversation from Angles, Casablancas shoots for the falsetto stars one last time on a record that just can’t grasp. But here, even with the odd, throbbing mod Duran, Duran pulse, something inexplicably works – a cooing 1986 backdrop to a hilarious my-way-or-the-highway yearn; [LISTEN].

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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