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Albert Hammond, Jr.: Chasing Greatness

Steve LaBate, Paste, 20 January 2014

IT'S BEEN 13 lucky years — count 'em — since The Strokes' epic garage- and post-punk-channeling debut provided an indispensable shot in the arm to then sickly and ailing mainstream rock 'n' roll. Guitarist Albert Hammond, Jr. — whose precise riffing and unforgettable hooks have been a key ingredient in the band's unique sound and wild success — has, by this point, released two solo albums and recently dropped new EP AHJ. How has the now-veteran rock star grown as an artist along the way?

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