By Simon Vozick-Levinson
Updated September 18, 2009 at 03:37 PM EDT
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The Strokes

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Have you ever wondered what Strokes frontman Julian Casablancas would sound like crooning over a chintzy synth beat he found lying around the basement of a club after traveling back in time to the mid-’80s? If so, head to Casablancas’ MySpace to hear his new song “11th Dimension.” Sorry if that description sounds harsh, but I say it as a fan of Casablancas — his singing here is fine, but that backdrop plays to exactly none of his strengths. Hopefully the rest of his solo debut, Oct. 20’s Phrazes for the Young, will fare better.

Or am I crazy? Let us know what you think of Casablancas’ new vibe. For comparison’s sake, a far superior electro song featuring Casablancas’ vocals — namely, the Lonely Island’s “Boombox” (some NSFW language) — awaits you after the jump.

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