Some rock and roll bands can get by on sheer bloody attitude, but it's worth noting in the case of Max Frost and the Troopers, seen above in the 1968 Wild in the Streets, a sheaf of Mann/Weill tunes also helps. In the case of a more recent attitude-heavy combo, The Strokes, well, for my money the attitude is merely poor, not charismatic. And the songs ain't so great either. Over at MSN Music, I take that "anti" position in a "Fight Club" feature on the Strokes' new long-player, Angles, with the insouciant (I won't say "credulous") Jonathan Zwickel standing up for that schmuck Casablancas and his lame cohorts. The debate starts here.