"wow. this album is really disappointing. it sounds like the strokes trying to be the strokes. what happened to julian's sweet hooks?"
You obviously didn't listen to the album or just didn't put any thought into that statement. If anything it sounds like The Strokes trying not to sound like the Strokes. I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not, but as of right now I'm enjoying the album.
Digging: Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City