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Is This It

The Strokes

2001

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Is This It

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3.9

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Blessed and cursed with an enormous amount of hype from the British press, the Strokes prove to be one of the few groups deserving of their glowing reviews. Granted, their high-fashion appeal and faultless influences -- Television, the Stooges, and especially Lou Reed and the Velvets -- have "critics' darlings" written all over them. But like the similarly lauded Elastica and Supergrass before them, the Strokes don't rehash the sounds that inspire them -- they remake them in their own image. On the Modern Age EP, singles like Hard to Explain, and their full-length debut, Is This It, the N.Y.C. group presents a pop-inflected, second-generation take on late-'70s New York punk, complete with raw, world-weary vocals, spiky guitars, and an insistently chugging backbeat. However, their songs also reflected their own early-twenties lust for life; singer/songwriter/guitarist Julian Casablancas and the rest of the band mix swaggering self-assurance with barely concealed insecurity on "The Modern Age" and reveal something akin to earnestness on "Barely Legal" -- a phrase that could apply to the Strokes themselves -- in the song's soaring choruses. The group revamps "Lust for Life" on "New York City Cops" and combines their raw power and infectious melodies on "Hard to Explain," arguably the finest song they've written in their career. Nearly half of Is This It consists of their previously released material, but that's not really a disappointment since those songs are so strong. What makes their debut impressive, however, is that the new material more than holds its own with the tried-and-true songs. "Is This It" sets the joys of being young, jaded, and yearning to a wonderfully bouncy bassline; "Alone Together" and "Trying Your Luck" develop the group's brooding, coming-down side, while "Soma," "Someday," and "Take It or Leave It" capture the Strokes at their most sneeringly exuberant. Able to make the timeworn themes of sex, drugs, and rock & roll and the basic guitars-drum-bass lineup seem new and vital again, the Strokes may or may not be completely arty and calculated, but that doesn't prevent Is This It from being an exciting, compulsively listenable debut. [In light of the World Trade Center disaster, the track "New York City Cops" was pulled from the U.S. release].

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5

2001 was mega wasn't it? A whole world of possibilities for a 16/17 year old me who's just discovered that pubs (remember them?) would serve him and some particularly unfussy girls would go out with him. One of the best album covers of all time, one of the coolest bands of all time released this. The album itself is perfect. I wanted to be them but somehow failed to pull off the skinny jean, leather jacket, stoner look. I would pick out highlights; but I adore every song for different reasons. If you pushed me "Someday" is probably my favorite. Fun Fact- At a fundraiser recently for Bernie Sanders The strokes fans had gone past the curfew time and the fans rushed the stage durign the last song "New York City Cops". The Front man, Julian Casablancas, turns around and bumps into huge cop trying to control the situation just as hes singing 'they ain't too smart!' Chaos ensued (plenty of videos on youtube). Anyway This is the best album of the noughties, hand down, and I'll fight anyone who says otherwise! I'd give this 6 if i could. Easiest 5/5 ever.

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5

Love it! Classic with many hits, including the title track, "last nite", "selfless". Love the slightly distorted voice

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5

The Stroke’s 2001 magnum opus “Is This It”, was a prime example of being in the right place at the right time. Rock music was ready to undergo a change it hadn’t done so since the early 90s with the grunge era. The New York group quickly rose to prominence and gave way to the indie music revolution. It was a return to the fundamentals and the basics of what made rejecting main stream so cool. The strokes were able to make amazing melodies with fairly simple progressions and that in itself is what lens does band its signature sound. Overall I would give this album a 9.1 out of 10, “Is This It” is an album that I still play regularly on vinyl front to back.

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5

This album is great and I had been wanting to listen to it for a while so I'm glad I finally did. I liked it better on the second listen and it's at least a top 50 album for me. It's just full of good songs and no filler. I don't have too many thoughts on it other than that. It's 35 minutes of good music that I will definitely be coming back to. As far as negatives, there aren't many. I don't like the guitar solo on Last Nite but it doesn't ruin the song for me. Also. the US version is definitely worse. I guess I understand why they replaced it but New York City Cops is better than When It Started. Favorite Songs: Is This It; The Modern Age; Barely Legal; Someday; Alone, Together; Last Nite; Hard To Explain; Trying Your Luck; Take It Or Leave It Decent 9/10

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5

Effortlessly cool, this band played a huge part in my life music wise in my twenties and still do today. As fresh now as it was then even though it wears every influence on its sleeve. An absolute joy to listen to from start to finish - how many tracks are just nailed on killer songs ? Tore up my rule book in 2001 in the same way Nirvana did ten years before. Utterly brilliant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5

One of the best albums of all time. Rediscovered NYC Cops on this listen. So good.

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After the yearlong "end of the century" content from MTV, the nostalgia was there for another full year and along came "last nite" whose video exploited a nostalgia that we were actually too young to remember that of which it was a remembrance of. The rest is history as Is This It came to change the landscape of popular music in a more successful way than Kid A if not a longer one. Now 20 years after all of that I could say that the album is not as good as everyone thought it was, it actually drags I a couple of long moments, and it does not hold to the end after achieving its highest highs, maybe it could even be said that Room On Fire is more consistent even if not as soulful as this one. but what can be said against such perfect songs as Someday or Last Nite? I could try to give it a 2 or a 3 but the truth is that I’m still that 14 year old singing “when we was young oh man did we have fun” with all the honesty of the one who was never younger and did never became so again. To me, the jewel of the crown is Hard to Explain which is one of the most perfect songs I’ve ever heard, I still stop and surrender to it every time I hear it, and consider myself so lucky to have heard it live a couple of times. Hard To Explain is the reason why I’m giving this one a 5.

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5

I'm not sure I've ever listened to this album all the way through but I knew almost every song. That speaks to how strong the album is, 8 out of the 11 songs are single worthy.

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5

Effortlessly cool, this band played a huge part in my life music wise in my twenties and still do today. As fresh now as it was then even though it wears every influence on its sleeve. An absolute joy to listen to from start to finish - how many tracks are just nailed on killer songs ? Tore up my rule book in 2001 in the same way Nirvana did ten years before. Utterly brilliant ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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5

Listening to this record, it is obvious just how much of a formative moment it was, how influential it was for rock music coming into the 2000s. I love the throwback to garage rock and post-punk sounds, the the live atmosphere in the production makes you feel like you are seeing them at a small club. Not to mention the great presence Casablancas has on the mic, and the fun guitar interplay. Ultimately, I think I like a lot of the stuff that this album broke ground for even more, and the album can get a bit “samey” by the end, but the undeniable influence here puts it squarely into a 5 star rating for me.

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5

Ahhh the saviour of music. Back in 2001, when we were swiftly sinking into a bland quicksand of Travis, Coldplay and Osama Bin Laden, in stepped a deliberately scuffed pair of Converse high tops to save the day. The landmark album of our generation. It's knowingly nonchalant, but somehow through that apathy, true brilliance manifests. With youthful exuberance and effervescent energy the album quakes with more stompers than an elephant stampede through an unsuspecting african village. It's my favourite album.

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4

It's a really solid freshman album. The songs are put together well, the production is admirably transparent, and the performances are energetic and skillful. There's nothing to dislike here.

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3

Heard this one a few times, it's pretty good. There was a lot of this triple j hipster indie rock getting around in the early 00s, but this is one of the few albums I don't just roll my eyes at. Some cool guitar stuff going on at times. 3/5.

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A very tight and tidy wee album. The Strokes know how to keep it simple and just write good songs. I always likes the band but they never made a big impression on me first time around and re-listening to this album now I pretty much still feel same way. I don’t dislike any of it, but I don’t love it. Cool band though.

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'Last Night' is a great little song. It does however appear to be the only song The Strokes have. Everything else sounds exactly like it, like they wrote one good thing and decided to stick with the template as much as they could. They is no variety on this album at all, it's a real disappointment.

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Wow, the album that system it all. And by all, I mean the indistinguishable sameness of early-2000s rock.

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5

i love

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5

classic

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5

I love this album. It's cohesive, incredibly catchy, and a defining moment in the 2000s. The flow of the album from song to song, fantastic guitar hooks, and distinctive singing all make this one of my favorite albums of the decade, if not all time.

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5

Absolute banger!

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5

Hard to Explain är den bästa låten.

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5

Fantastic debut album!

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5

Great album. One of my favorite rock albums ever.

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5

I don’t recognize this as the cover bc spotify This fucking album SLAPSSSSSSS

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5

Love them. .

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5

Get me a heiney

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5

Hard to think of many more influential albums of the past 20 years or so. Also, a personal favorite.

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5

Fucking great.

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5

A very easy 5 stars from me, this is just the type of music that I really connect with. "Is This It", "Barely Legal", "Last Nite" among others

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5

2000-luvun rock-klassikko josta on vaikea löytää huonoja puolia. Varhainen Strokesin levy, jossa on vielä mukana myöhemmin hieman haalistunutta nuoruuden intoa. Vaikka tämä varmasti on top 20:ssa eniten kuunnelluissa levyissäni, ei se silti kuulosta lainkaan puhkikuunnellulta tai tylsältä. Yhtä selvä vitonen kuin Oasikselle ja Sufjan Stevensille.

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5

Easily in my top 10 favourite albums anyway. Thoroughly enjoyed the first re-listen of the year, certainly won't be the last.

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5

Oh my goodness... Let's goooooo! One.of my favorites

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5

Forgot how much I love this.

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5

Right in the middle of uni - great.

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5

Good chill listening

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5

Fantastic as always

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5

I forgot how great this album is.

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5

What can I say about this gem?! Has to be in my top 25 modern classic albums. All killer, no filler.

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5

Hit de l'album: Someday Excellent album à réécouter. Il me donne envie de marcher vite.

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5

Love it! Definitely a classic alternative album of the early 2000s, and with their very distinctive sound

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5

Great album

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5

I wanted to hate this album so much when it came out. Rich little prep-school boys trying to make vintage music sounds like such a turnoff. Nope. One listen and I was in love. Perfect album.

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5

Really enjoyed - didn’t listen much when I was younger but this still provides me nostalgia for a time haha

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5

Música oscura, con tono mas o menos desgarrado del vocalista; buena banda, sonido armónico o sorprendente, no estridente, intimista a veces. Arcade Fire; Blur; The Strokes

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5

Despite not being at all original it's flawless without a wasted note on the whole thing

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5

Some bangers on there. Loads of energy, Someday, Last Nite, New York City Cops all in my favs - don't think I appreciated the album as much at the time but they were a big part of the naughties indie revival. Love the cover was banned in the US too +1 star just for that.

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5

always like listening to this band

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5

soooo good and such a solid ending

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Classic

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5

Do i have nostalgia goggles? or is this the best album of the 2000s?

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I was in the mood for this today.

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YESSSS!! One of my favourite albums ever - easy 5/5 Best tracks: Is This It, New York City Cops, Take It Or Leave It, Hard To Explain

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fun!

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New York.

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Good

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was already one of my faves

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5

A top 5 album of the 21st century.

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5

älskart, så mysigt!! älskar the strokes!

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5

Absolutely brilliant album, one of my all time favourites

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Excellent.

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is this it el clásico m encanta con mí ser

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YES ICONIC

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5

Its insanely fun and has so much energy, all with a undercurrent of tiredness and sadness

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5

Holy baselines, Batman! Alternative mood lifting and sophisticated. Definitely a hit with the modern rock crowd stuck listening to the classics. I actually went back and listened twice! Alone, Together and Trying Your Luck.

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5

Amazing. Dunno why I hadn't listened to them before.

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5

This was a great album to get. I remember listening to it a lot when it came out and basically wrote them off in the last few years. I'm glad this came up so I could revisit.

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5

A classic album from the early aughts. Their hits somehow never get old.

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5

A personal favorite.

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5/5 wow bäst ingen protest. Garagerockens fäder. Bästa låt: Alla. Inget svagt spår, men extra cred till Barely Legal, Hard to Explain och Trying Your Luck.

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5

One of the best

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5

A fantastic album - and hugely influential. (Alex Turner agrees!)

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5

Never ‘Erd of em mate. Despite what my Strokes wife beater says. I tried to be unbiased with my thoughts here. Not my favourite album of theirs but for a first album, of the time, it’s a pure banger factory. Listening to this yesteday reignited my love for this album and the nostalgia of learning the songs on bass 16 years ago, really brings it home for how fun this is. I was genuinely open to giving this a 3 or 4 but the re-listen brought it back for me. Especially after the 40 minute sitar love in earlier today.

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5

Grateful for this one. Another certified classic. A band that sounds and feels years older than they were upon release but not because of some 'retro' sound. To this day, the weird attempts to make them out to be something closer to a classic rock revival on their debut is hard to truly wrap your head around now, but all the boomer rags wanted their new Led zep. They wanted to trumpet about how guitars were back, despite never ever leaving. Cringey shit. But the Strokes' age shone thru by way of their lyrical scope and seasoned tightness. Sonically it's such a cohesively considered record. A perfect album that could be played in any order to reach the appropriate conclusions. But moreover, an album of uncomfortable ennui. It's a sad album. It's realizing, too young, that hope is a blasted out crater while trying to consolidate that with a young life that's freewheeling but not so gleefly debauched as to turn full on edgy. Despite sounding deeply cool, it's never a jaded sound. If anything, it's the sound of not wanting to sound jaded.

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5

The first 21st century album tgat I've ever truly enjoyed, making me excited for indie rock that follows. Massive influence from garage rock and post-punk combined with alt rock that had been largely ignored in the decade prior. Songs are distinctive and exciting with constant instrumental shifts that match the emotional lyrics. Not a single weak song. Each has something unique I love about it. Great opening and closing too, allowing me to feel excited for what was to come and satisfied for how it ended.

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5

Damn near perfect indie rock. Everything is just so slick with some very tight guitar riffs. Indie classic. 9-10/10 1. Soma 2. Is This It 3. Take It or Leave It

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4.5

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5

love so many good songs iconic❤️❤️

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I ❤️ J.C

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5

One of the easiest 5s on the entire list. I love everything about this, especially the way it makes me feel.

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5

The album that started a generation of indie copy cats in UK.

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5

I'm not actually a huge Strokes fan. I wouldn't really choose to listen to them but this is a seminal album and has so many bangers

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5

This was a seminal album for me. Came at a very important time in my life when I met my later-to-be wife. I’d play this all the time when she came around. We found that groove.

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5

i have listened to this album many times. It is the peak of minimalistic rock of the early 2000s. The catchy, upbeat, and sonically pleasing tones of the album make for a great listen whenever you want.

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5

An all-time great album. Incredible for a debut, too. Every song is fantastic. Great guitar work and personable and relatable/smart lyrics.

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5

Reminds me of college and garden level bars in Boulder. Bars that got grandfathered in with smoking rooms when it became illegal to smoke inside in public. I liked it then and I like it now. I've listened to it a few times this week and I'm not tired of it. I feel like bands have tried to emulate the sound of the album since it was hit, and a few bands got a song or two, but not an entire album.

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5

Really digged this one. Great melodies and hooks.

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5

(2001) Similar Artists: Arctic Monkeys; Franz Ferdinand

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5

There It Is

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5

Awesome album. I remember its release. Few things would have got my attention in these days but this did! 5

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5

An album that never gets old. This was so refreshing when it dropped…. New, exciting and created its own zeitgeist. Love it!!!

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5

Love this album as much today as I did when I bought it 20 years ago.

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5

Oh come on. I was 17 when this came out, it's not even fair. I remember hearing The Modern Age, and it was the coolest thing I'd ever heard. I could try to be cynical, to quote Eddie Argos, "I can't stand the sound of the Velvet Underground. I can't stand the sound, the second time around." But for me, because of my age, and because I'd been trying hard to care about bland crap like Turin Brakes because that was the alternative (also feeling guilty about the fact I was starting to care more about hip hop, drum and bass and garage, because I thought you had to pick a lane back then because I was a small town idiot) they were such a breath of fresh air.

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5

Yes this is it

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5

Never gets old.

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5

Excelent album!

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5

Despite the band all being entitled art school types with rich parents this still sounded amazingly fresh when it was released. I saw them perform the album in order in Sheffield just after it was released and they were fantastic. A classic album

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5

Strokes are always a good listen.

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5

Never has an album felt so familiar yet been so new. It came out at such the right time. So much music had felt stale and to me this album revitalised music. I saw the Strokes a few days before this came out and the day the album came out, I ended up listening to it for about 8 hours on repeat. When it came up as my album yesterday, I listened to it about 5 times along with a few of their other albums.

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5

Hard to Explain is my favorite from this one

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Saved Prior: The Modern Age, Someday, Last Nite, Hard To Explain Saved: 11. Trying Your Luck *New York City Cops* 10. When It Started 9. Take It Or Leave It 8. Someday 7. Soma 6. The Modern Age 5. Is This It 4. Alone Together 3. Barely Legal 2. Last Nite 1. Hard To Explain Overall Notes: This album was so hard to rank, it is SO. GOOD. The sound of this album is iconic, from the washed out vocals to the guitar to the bass to the drums, everything is perfect. So glad I finally checked this album out after a decent amount of exposure to the Strokes, top 10 favorite albums of all time.

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5

"You can almost feel the energy" 😆

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Nevermind of the 00s

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5

I love the sound of this album. It is ohrwurms from start to finish. There is a driving punk persistence to every song, thanks to the near metronomic accuracy of the rhythm section. Check out "When It Started" or "The Modern Age" to see what I mean. Riding on top, is the collection of guitars and vocals, all wrapped in a warm distortion that provides a cunning disguise for just how precise and polished the performances really are. Tying it all together are the production details that create a sense of depth as you listen to them. Put on some headphones and the track "Roma" and listen to the guitars play tug-of-war with your attention and dance around on the aural stage.

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5

Probably 4 stars but this album is huge to me.

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5

A classic from my uni days. The story of the cover is good too.

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5

One of my all-time favs.

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5

Wasn't too sure about the initial couple of songs, felt a bit shaky but once the album got going I really started to appreciate it and on a second listen I found the whole thing to be really good. Did think this was BritPop at first though. Memorable tunes and catchy lyrics; 'Someday', 'Last Nite', 'Hard To Explain', 'Trying Your Luck' & 'Take It Or Leave It' stood out. A lot of energy throughout. 'Barely Legal' made me somewhat uncomfortable. Note: 'When It Started' wasn't available on spotify for me.

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5

Rockin

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5

absolute banger of an album. love all the songs

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5

The Strokerinos.

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5

My favorite hipsters

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5

Just so good. Love The Strokes. Absolute rock stars.

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5

Not so original but very much fun

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5

gostei de cara. está entre os sons que eu curto. acho que tem a ver com o melancólico da introdução

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5

Good rock album, short and sweet

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5

Standouts - Is This It; The Modern Age; Last Nite I know I've heard some of this album before, not sure if I've heard all of it. I enjoy the Strokes sound a lot and the songs on this album have good energy

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5

Absolutely fantastic, most of the songs are the album are brilliant. Would happily listen if any of the songs on the track came on in a playlist, radio etc.

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5

Amoooo, é muito importante pra minha vida! Marcou meu 2011. Favoritas: Is This It, The Modern Age, Soma, Hard To Explain, Trying Your Luck, Take It Or Leave It

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5

Another album I know well, still sounds brilliant. Love everything about it - the produced sound of the vocals (Iggy Pop on Lust for Life LP reminded me of this) the guitars, the drums, the bass, it’s all great & works as a whole. Mostly laid back, detached lyrics, a bit like a faster poppier Pavement but when he goes for it it really works. No song on here is over 4 minutes which keeps up the sing a long momentum, there’s not a bad track on here.

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5

legendarisk!! fuck der er mange bangers xD

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5

SPLENDID. Looking forward to hearing this in June!

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5

Oh boi I love this album. There are so many bangers, in fact every single track slaps. It still sounds as great as the first time I heard it. Someday and Modern Age are amazing but Hard to Explain is absolute PERFECTION. All hyped to see them in Spain now

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5

I bought this album from one of those second hand CD shops where you could get big bundles of CDs for like a quid each in June 2013, on the day before my school prom. As a result, to me, this album sounds like me, aged 15, running around having a big fun time in the summer after exams. Without getting too personal, 2013 feels for me like my last year of proper childhood simplicity?? And this album reminds me of that even though the lyrics are very much not about that Okay RIGHT enough about me, what about the music?? The guitar solos are SO FULL OF ENERGY they're big and bouncy and amazing!! The Modern Age, Alone Together, Last Nite, all of them, they are BLOODY EXCELLENT Hard to Explain makes me very happy Someday is literally a sunny afternoon on the beach Can't really think of a dud on this one, I adore it

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5

This album is a blast. Forgot how defining it was for me back in high school. Great tracks throughout.

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5

Definitely a classic. I think I might like later Strokes more but that's project just because I know it better.

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Little known fact, the body on the front cover belongs to the infamous Andi "SHACK" McCormick. SHACK's naked flesh was considered so arousing that the album could not be released with this cover in the US.

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I often jump in the bath with my dad and his friend Rick. We would thrash around listening to 00's hits and tickling eachother's balls. One time Julian Casablancas joined us. He brought ice cream. It was just good clean, soapy, creamy fun. Much like this record.

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5

it's a worldy. its still up there as one of my most listened to albums and even if casablancasaurus ends up being a wrong 'un it'll keep being played a la the smiths. A shining glimmer of pure brilliance that lifted us up from the shite music of the time and sparked something new and exciting. wheras the rest of the scene that this album almost single handedly created is now terribly dated and derided this album still sits up at the top table. Most albums that I loved back in the day and still listen to are mainly for the nostalgia and listening to that music puts me in a place in time in my life and it feels like you were back there. this album is totally different, it is still so fresh and perfectly formed that it works for now and even though it is such a core root of my musical listening it isn't attached to any specific time and place. so in short this is timeless.

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5

ta guardado no corazão esse não tem jeito

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descoberta interessante

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The two things I remember when this album came out were that The Strokes were "The Next Big Band", the next Velvet Underground, all the critic's darlings, and the Controversy: they had to change the album cover for the North Amercan release (original shown below) and they had to remove the song "New York City Cops" due its content towards the police, and its release a month after 9/11/2001. Too bad that song rocks. This album took a beating during the Sync Listen. Some of it deserved; this album is purposely under produced (it didn't need to be). Are they garage just to be garage? Simplistic songs...the bands going through the motions. Leader singer Julian Casablancas sounds bored most of the time. But I would argue to the greatness of this album. Their singer has a unique, almost-Emo, style of going soft(sounding bored)- loud (screaming)-soft. The songs are simplistic; only three or four songs have guitar solos, that I heard, but the guitar sound is great. Otherwise, both guitarist are playing rhythm...if you see them live their interplay is incredible and a major strength of the band. Yet simplistic, there are no bad songs on this album and each song is unique. Most songs are about relationships. There were three songs released as singles, all still pretty much staples on rock radio: "Last Night", "Hard to Explain" and "Someday." My two favorite songs are "Alone, Together" with a great guitar solo and, especially, "Take it or Leave It" where the band picks up the pace and Casablancas sings with an urgency throughout which he doesn't do on any other song.

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5

Solid album. Classic and has quite a few bangers. I’m insanely drunk rn

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5

Good aye, would get a 4.5 if that was a thing but I'll be generous. Lotta nostalgia off of Someday and it's sent me into a spiral over the last few days of early 00s (slightly indie) pop

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5

literally worn out the cd when this came out. They were never again this good.

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5

Four stars and half An all-time classic, and an album which still holds its own two decades after it was released. As is usually the case with those classic albums, I won't write a full-blown review here given that others have already written wonderful stuff about them and there's not much I can add that I feel could be relevant and interesting. *Is This It* is just a timeless gem aimed at anyone who's into rock at large. Go and listen to this record a.s.a.p. Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 956 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 20 (including this one) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 8 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important to me): 14 Albums I might not be the best person to judge, but that I *might* include in my final list: 3.

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5

Don’t listen to me. This album has insane nostalgia armor. This album gets to my feels like few others. Take It or Leave It is one of the greatest songs ever.

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5

I have no idea why I like this album so much. The Strokes are a band that I should not like (their style, genre, etc. are all things that don't usually work for me). I don't know if it's nostalgia or what, but I love this album.

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5

I love The Strokes' vocals -- they've always got a bit of that trademark cool distortion, but never at the expense of actually understanding the lyrics. A lot of the instrumentation of the album feels simple and muted, but the album does not suffer for it; it allows the catchy rhythms of these songs to shine and when great guitar solos crop up, they're all the more stand-out due to the lack of overcomplicated music. The songs are short and sweet and to the point. There is something to be said about music that is not unnecessarily repetitive with its bridges and chorus. Looking back at this album in 2022, the sound and style that is present on this album was clearly setting a standard, as many indie rock bands in the 2000s and even 2010s would go on to use this as their guiding light. Definitely a defining moment in rock music. Simply put, The Strokes are just effortlessly cool on this album.

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5

What a momentous debut. Everything about this album is iconic: the catchy songwriting, the crunchy and well mixed instruments and Julian Casablancas signature vocal distortions. It sounds phenomenal. I think this album pretty much single-highhandedly kicked off the indie rock movement that is still going to this day. I won't continue to gush, but I think it suffices to say that yes, this is it.

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5

Still as fresh as ever. One of my all time favourites. I never tire of it. Cover art: 5/5

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5

Haven't listened to this in forever. I really really enjoyed the relisten though. 5/5

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5

One of my all time favorites

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5

EU CONHECIAAAA MT BOOOM melhor que o de ontem

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5

Snotty trust-fund jerks make good.

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5

grandeee strokes é isso aí

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5

I remember when this album came out. It sort of seemed like rock and roll was dead, and then this album came out and it was like, not quite dead yet! (Of course, it has since died, but it was nice to have this brief glimmer of life.) This is really a pretty amazing debut album, taking elements of punk, indie, 80's alternative, Velvet Underground, and all sorts of other stuff and putting it all together in a really enjoyable way. 5 stars.

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5

Great slice of rock. Really enjoyed it.

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4

the strokes <3

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4

Not a bad song on here, also no overwhelmingly great ones for me either. More upbeat than I thought it'd be. Standout Tracks: Hard To Explain, Trying Your Luck

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4

THE STROKES

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I always like the strokes sound. This is classic indie rock music at its best.

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4

Throwback to gr 6/7 when I first discovered Indie/alt rock... Still a great band to this day. Last nite, is this it and someday are a good time. Fun fact - The Strokes debut was set for release in 2001, but after 9/11 happened they replaced the song NYC Cops with a different one to avoid negative backlash and disrespecting nyc law reinforcement.

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на пятерочку не дотягивает, даже учитывая обложку=)

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4

Listened to this album so many times in my first year at uni. Great album. 4.25 stars.

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4

Great album, lots of cool guitar and bass parts to it and definitely a distinct early 2000s sound

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4

Good nostalgia album.

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Love the mixing here. The vocals are unique and that guitar tone is to die for.

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4

Enjoyable unique rock band.

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Really good indie rock. Seemed a bit out of time, sice they are from 2001

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Lovely!! He's able to put emotion in his voice while still sounding like himself.

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4

7.5/10

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4/5 This one hits me in my nostalgia zone

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4

Found a new favourite Strokes song. Listened 15/1/21

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4

This is such an easy listen. One of the main groups that got me really interested in 'Indie' music back in the day - when I found them I was going through my divorce and needed something upbeat and different than the pop crap I was used to consuming. 'Last Night' and especially 'Hard to Explain' were like a gateway drug. 4 stars for helping to pull me out of a pit and keeping me company on my drives back and forth to Phila in the early 00's.

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4

One of the top debut albums by any band. So many hits

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Enjoyable

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Is this is it gang shit fell asleep shout out super bowl

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I enjoyed this album quite a bit on my first listen through. I would, based on my first listen through, recommend "Is This It" to anyone who might enjoy something a little more indie. Is the term Alternative? Stand out tracks we're, imo, Barely Legal, Someday and Alone, Together. Looking forward to further listens and further venturing through their discography.

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4

A classic obviously, great consistent sound and just a neato album to throw on

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4.5, classic album with some top tunes, reminds me of thursday nights

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alt/punk rock, cool riffs (no solos really), not horrible vocals. The sound is cool, though, and there are a few I know on there.

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4

good album

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4.6 + This was on heavy rotation on my iPod nano for several years, particularly at the gym. Such a tight backing band without too much extra by way of frills and effects. The bass line in “Is this It” is amazing. Vocals delivered with snearing affect mixed with general malaise. Love this one from start to finish.

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4

Good stuff

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4

forgot how goods this was - really enjoyed it with only 1 or 2 weak tracks.

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4

Some of the songs sound a bit weak with the passage of time but it's still a modern cultural classic. 4

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A real throwback for me - a solid collection of songs.

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4

For the life of me can't see how I DIDN'T own this album back in the day. Super debut 💪

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I love the sound and energy of this album, makes me want to move. Brings me back to the Navy years when I used to run to it

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4

Good but repetitive.

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4

it was good! i even favorited a song.

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4

Great Retro Rock!

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I liked this when it first came out, still do

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I like this sound. Probably a 4. Let's see about individual songs.... There are 4 of 11 that I really like, as well as sections of others! This pushes it near-or-into 5 territory. I think it's just a 4 though. Would probably be an 8-9/10

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4

Listened to this one before, it's a real solid album and definitely The Strokes definitive album. 4/5.

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4

A great album and an easy listen.

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4

Very accessible and listenable.

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4

Great

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4

Great album, great album cover lol

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4

Thought it was a little repetitive in type of sound but enjoyed it more after a second listen.

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4

Solid album

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5

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I know and love this album, but I will listen to it again if you insist 💕

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Devo dire che non è un capolavoro ma è un album che mi fa divertire e mi ascolto volentieri. Mi piace anche il modo di suonare semplice, sgraziato ma efficace. Sono una ragazzetta hipster.

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4

not my favorite strokes album but an incredibly strong debut.

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4

Pretty catchy music for hanging out.

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4

Very guitar driven. Cool rock vibe

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love it

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4

That's high school right there.

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4

Really nice and smooth songs to listen everyday

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4

Pretty great album, that kicked off an era.

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4

Hard to overstate how massively influential this album was to 21st century rock music. Has a couple songs that are kinda weak and sound the same but overall this rules

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4

Fine album that I've liked since it was released

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4

I never really got into the strokes and now it feels a bit too late. This album was incredibly influential to the point where a lot of what came after sounds just like it. If I had heard this album first, perhaps my reaction would be different

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obviously I have heard this before but better than I remember "We all disagree, I think we should disagree, yeah" dont think I ever heard soma, great reference obligatory she was just 18 if you now what I mean song of course the guitar in barely legal sounds like arcades in parts not sure it that's deliberate

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4

catchy, fun, albeit simple. A nice short and sweet listen with no filler, solid 7.5-8/10

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Probably the album that kick-started the post-punk revival, influential in its own right, and it is brilliant. The Modern Age, Someday, Hard TonExplain etc… tunes everywhere. It’s hard to imagine the Arctic Monkeys and countless others, good or bad, without this album. Clever guitar licks and lyrics at every turn!

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4

Nostalgic as hell. Used to bump this a lot back in the day. Plenty of decent tracks, Someday, Last Nite, Hard To Explain. 4/5

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4

Muy buen disco. No soy muy fan de The Strokes pero debo admitir que este disco si está muy bueno.

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4

Pretty good. Had a punk sound that was clean

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4

Great album and two really great songs, (Someday & Last Nite). 8/10.

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I remember when this came out thinking what a breath of fresh air after the final years of the 1990s (Radiohead aside, of course) and all the post-alt-grunge and pop crap that was being played on the radio at that time (Bootylicious by Destiny's Child was No. 1 on the charts the week this came out). Great tracks start to finish. Think of all the bands they inspired. These guys and the White Stripes helped save American Rock-n-Roll.

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4

Loved it

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Liked The Modern Age and Trying Your Luck. Merits more listens.

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4

Pretty good

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4

Brilliant listen

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4

Very strong effort from the Strokes, second half could be a little more varied.

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4

I’m gonna put it in the rotation

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4

Decent

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4

Taken in by the razzamatazz back in 2001, and thoroughly enjoyed the music and the style. Still quite like it 20 years on, but Julian's vocal delivery can irritate.

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4

It's a slapper, what can I say. There are good mainstream hits and some really good deeper cuts. Very strong closer song

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4

Love it. Have US first pressing

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Muy, muy bueno. Haber debutado con algo así es increíble. No le pongo 5 porque no está al nivel de los mejores.

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4

Love the Strokes and this album especially, the mix of proto punk, ska and Talking Heads College Rock is rather wonderful and was a positive step in the early Noughties! Last Night is a rocker that I can imagine started many a teenage party in 2001/2! Lovely stuff all through. Great Live band too!

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4

A couple familiar tunes, but listening made me think of Hot Hot Heat. Throwback!

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4

While I really like the best hits of the Strokes, I didn't find the entire album to be as listenable as I thought I would. Still enjoyed it, especially w/ someday and the modern age -- just expected to love it given how iconic the strokes are.

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4

I very much dig it

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// Favs: Is This It / Soma / Hard To Explain Score: Decent to Strong 4

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Bringing the shades of Ramones and Velvets into the 21st century.

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Ну такое

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An album of my youth, gives me a feeling of nostalgia and saudade for times gone. Julian Casablanca's melancholy vocals are top tier for the sound they cultivate. I didn't know the original album cover had a bare ass on it, kind of iconic, and kind of a bummer they changed it for the puritans.

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4

Television re-run

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4

Great! So many good tracks

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4

Pretty cool album. Not much variety, but enough to not dismiss it. At least the similarity sounds good.

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4

Can’t find anything wrong with it

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Oh we're having a good old high school flashback with this album. Looking forward to what this does to my Spotify recommends.

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Is This It, that apes the atonal lo-fi pop of the 1980s; the bouncy and spirited Someday; the ska with progression a` la Cheap Trick of Last Nite. Like it, but don't know if it'S a must hear. (7/10) FT: see above

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4

It was fun

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Lovely - although biased because it brings back really nice memories. It’s still rocks and now with time as perspective it’s not just a trend but has a bit of, dare I say, classic vibe going?

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An album I own and have heard many times. I haven't listened to it in a while, so it was good to hear it again. It's almost a 5-star for me, but not quite. It lacks variety and doesn't finish as strong as it starts.

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4

Great album.

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4

This album is full of refreshing, oddly moving early 2k rock; it's just my cup of tea!

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4

Yes, this is it. This album has some true classics. This is quite the debut album for a group. I will say, not all songs are on the same level. I thought New York City Cops was the worst song on here, all others are great.

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Kann man gut hören, wobei ich den Hype um die Band nicht verstehe. Aber das Album hat schon ein paar starke Nummern.

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Alternativ 00’er rock, catchy hooks, fed stil, tempofyldt

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This is just a really solid record. Every track is great, the songwriting is catchy and direct and the whole album flies by in such a joyous way. It took a few listens for this to click with me, and growing up I always preferred Room on Fire and First Impressions..., but ever since it clicked I've been revisiting these songs more and more. There's a beauty in its simplicity and it's clear how this became such an influential album; one of the first real classics of this century

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4

She's good! I was already a fan of this album

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4

Such a cool guitar and bass tone.

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This came out a year or two before I properly started following indie music so I can't verify exactly how huge its influence was, but I'm willing to believe it was pretty big - its presence certainly loomed large in my school & uni years. The languid Is This It and the sprightly Someday are my two highlights, though listening back now there are a few forgettable tracks that I can *ahem* 'take or leave'. The difference in quality between this and their later albums isn't as great as common opinion says, IMO. Still, it's worth at least 4 stars.

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I love this band and I love their songs. I like that their sound is consistent.

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Man, this takes me back to the end of college days. Great album.

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It took me back to the early 2000s! A great album!

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Their playing is a bit simplistic so I can't include this with the great works of musical art, even if those in the biz believe the album helped saved alternative rock. It's really not clear to me how good they are as musicians (though some deft guitar work and solos on The Modern Age). I'm amazed every time I think they have two guitarists; it sounds much simpler than that although yeah I can hear the two distinct styles when I listen closely. Still it's a fun album (loved the free-styling at the start of New York City Cops), an easy enjoyable listen, and includes some well-arranged stylings (bass lines kick ass in most songs) despite the simplicity. Easy to put on repeat and not get annoyed.

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I really like this album, not their best in my opinion but certainly an iconic one with that album cover.

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A really solid album, that is great straight ahead rock with punk and indie influence. It sounds much more mature than a debut album. Hard to explain is great. Very enjoyable.

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So new... so hip... so melodic... Last Nite just pure rocks out.

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Really enjoyed the guitar riffs in a lot of songs. The vocals aren’t my favorite but I get why they fit with this style. Listened to it twice through since it’s so short!

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This came close to a 5*. I’d say it’s a true 4.5 but couldn’t round up. Good collection of songs with a couple of pure bangers! Very enjoyable

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good

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One of this big bands I never truly checked out, and what a shame. They have a unique sound and each song follows a formula I tend to enjoy.

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first time listening to the strokes and i am a new fan! i admittedly don't know much about the garage band revival scene, but i found them much easier and enjoyable to listen to than other bands of this time. the vocals, surprisingly, are clear despite fogginess. every song starts off strong and unique, and begs your attention. i'm obsessed with this album cover. black and white, sensual, daring.

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Solid indie/garage album. This is definitely the best of the Strokes on this one, it is unfortunate that they peaked so early. The guitar riffs on this album are muddled up nicely through distortion effects and the vocals are produced to match that feel. Fave tracks: Last Nite, New York City Cops

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big fan

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Love this lo-fi, garage rock meets pop sound. Haven't listened to the Strokes in a long time and am having fun digging back into this era and genre.

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I love 90s/00s alt rock so this should be a no brainer for me. And while the album is great it just never clicked with me to the same degree as some album from that genre from that time period.

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4

Muito bom.

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Enjoyable album. Some of the tracks have been spoiled a little for me by being played at shitty clubnights

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Very nice.

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Listened before

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hmm....

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Helt ok om man vill resa tillbaka i tiden då denna typ av musik spelades överallt... Men ur ett mindre subjektivt perspektiv så är det ett tajt album med ett sound som representerar den genren bra.

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its not bad but i dont feel like its exceptional either

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Vinegar strokes.

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I like this one OK. The Strokes have a sound I like but don't love. Still, seems pretty worthy of 3 stars. Would listen again, but not sure I would stay on a station that was playing any of the tunes...

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3

Alright album!

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Ikke yderligere interessant

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Not bad, not great. Some fun rhythms.

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Loved it then, still love it now. Can't listen to it for too long as it gets a bit repetitive and his voice,although really nice can get on my nerves eventually

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Doesn't really hold up

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Too indie and quarternotey, but that's only subjective

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OK. Just OK

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good stuff

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Good but not for me

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Oh yeah this is a jammy album. Very west coast jam sess. Roll down the highway singing out a convertible. But really heavy undertones, so driving during sun set. The mastering on the vocals are raw and stand out in a really cool contrast to the hip melodys and razor sharp solos. When it started is super bouncy, love that.

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Ehhhhhhh I mean eh it was uninteresting to me oops

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Pretty good

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Indie. Interesante

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My general feeling was that it had a kind of good style, but it was a bit monotonous and shallow

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La musique est entraînante, mais je déplore le fait que ça l’air d’être mixé par un projet de cégep. La guitare, le drum et les vocals sont monotones un peu. Overal je lui donne quand même un 3/5, c’est loin du chef d’œuvre

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6

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Good energy, straight-up, poppy.

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Sounded great 20 years ago, still sounds great today. Very good album.

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Albumet var bra, många bra låtar. Men det blev ganska tråkigt mot slutet. Låtarna lät väldigt lika varandra. Sen gillade jag inte trummorna.

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meh, it was okay. Nothing really grabbed me. I didn't hate it but I also did not love it. It was background.

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rokkitiluttelua ja huutamista. Ei ihan oma juttu, mutta ei nyt suuremmin häirinnytkään. Ehkä menee samalla akselille kuin The Killers ja Disco Ensemble?

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Bien aimé, malgré que les tounes se ressemblent toutes beaucoup. HARD TO EXPLAIN la meilleure.

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Pretty solid!

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As much as I’m enjoying expanding my musical horizons, it was nice to listen to something familiar with this album.

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Good

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I quite like the raw energy album. The it may be because it sounds a bit like The Jam and Lou Reed (although not as stoic).

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- college - i would put this on sims ost - all songs sounds the same, but not bad

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6/10

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Vaya...

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é bom, mas as duas músicas realmente boas foram as que fizeram mais sucesso, someday e last nite

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Really cool, unique sound but all around a snooze about half way through

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Is This It: Sfizioso il basso The Modern Age: M'è piaciuto il ritornello inaspettatamente malinconico Alone, Together: Per quanto tutto molto semplice e poco originale me piace, funziona bene insieme Trying Your Luck: Mi piace la chitarra perché fa molto Cake. In Conclusione: Allora qua c'ho un sacco da dire. Io sono esattamente il target ideale di questo album, questo tipo di musica è stato quello con cui so stato in fissa per anni e praticamente ogni pezzi mi ricorda qualche gruppo o qualche pezzo tra i miei preferiti. In teoria sarebbe una cosa buona, l'album suona bene, è sfizioso, è ben scritto. Che c'ha che non va quindi? Secondo me questo album, così come altri che so venuti dopo di lui sono gli autori di una gentrificazione del punk e della musica veramente sofferente. Questa non è musica sofferente come quella da cui prende a piene mani, è l'adolescente borghese con i jeans strappati pagati 200 euri. Suona tutto sporco ad arte, matto quanto basta, distorto quanto basta, stonato quanto basta, ma poi invece di fondo è pop per la gente che si fa di coca ai festini borghesi e vuole sentirsi ribelle. Secondo me sti strokes so bravi e hanno creato un buon prodotto ma artisticamente me stanno sul cazzo.

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Enjoying most songs, but a few are a little "yelly" so have to skip them because they aren't conducive to my workflow.

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Sounds like a mix of Weezer and The Killers. Better than expected.

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3

Slow start, instrumental tracks were good, vocals weren't very understandable

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Kinda dig it. You can kinda hear Last Night in every song. There's no question who you are listening to. Some of it's cause there is a bit of uniqueness to the singer's voice, but mostly because of vocal distortion and the guitarist being kind of a one trick pony.

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3

Solid album but not for me

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I was really enjoying this album and then I noticed it - the rhythm guitar strumming is identical in nearly every song. Yes the chords change but that da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da goes through pretty much every song. Without it, the songs are very different (and good) but it seems like a cheat. Can he do anything else with his instrument? Knocked down from a solid 4 stars.

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3

It's good. Couple of familiar songs.

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The debut album from The Strokes is an upbeat indie rock production with dashes of punk rock. This album was released at a time when pop and dance/electronic music was becoming more popular than rock or alternative music. Because of this album release, a new wave of rock and alternative music took hold around the world. The classic band sound was revived for the new age.

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3

Classic from my youth. Nice mix of punk, jangly guitars and melodies. Not wild about all of the singing but mostly works.

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They're not the Messiah, they're 'noughty' boys ;)

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A very tight and tidy wee album. The Strokes know how to keep it simple and just write good songs. I always liked this band but they never made a particularly big impression on me first time around. rRe-listening to this album now I pretty much still feel same way. I don’t dislike any of it, but I don’t love it. Cool band though.

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3

Yes this was a good album! A few bangers in there reminiscent of youth,

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+1 for cover art.

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3

Wow

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3

Ok, inte min smak

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3

It was OK. Little poppy for me

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This is a solid album, fun to listen to. Good old fashioned garage rock for the millennium, a little edgy but with a strong pop sensibility. It definitely marked a turning point for music heading into the 2000s, a positive one. In the grand scheme though, I don't really have strong feelings for the Strokes. A lot of it just ends up sounding like the same song. It's a good song, but I don't need 11 of them. Fave Songs: Last Nite, Barely Legal, Someday, Hard to Explain

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Liked the drivetime no thoughts needed quality. Not bad for current millennia

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I have always liked this album I just don't love it, some great tracks and some tracks that are just there

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3

Ok, but not makes me very happy

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Bought this when it came out - they were hotly tipped by the NME. Played it obsessively for about a week. Haven't listened to it again since. Think it holds up *fairly* well. Their sound was quite retro on this album - could be mistaken for Lou Reed at times. Gets quite samey after the first three tracks, though. Last Nite perks it up again a little, but then the last few tracks were a grind.

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3

3.5 good not great but definitely some fun songs

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3

The American Stereophonics. Some great tracks (I mean, Last Nite) and some fillers.

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3

I understand this is the literal blueprint for 2000s rock, but it's not exactly something I am gonna throw on fir casual listening. 3.5/5

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3

Good energy but dated, seems like a trend that was driven into the ground somewhere between Green Day, The Bravery and Interpol.

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3

This is okay, but I never got the wankfest.

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3

A generous 3 stars for nostalgia purposes alone

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3 1/2

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naði ekki að klara en var fun, eitt lag er ron com montage lag, kul sound a plötunni.

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People love this album, but I just don’t get it

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3

Another in the very long list of bands I'd heard of repeatedly throughout the years yet have no recollection of having heard their music. I like this album. A lot of tips o' the style pen to some cool garage rock/pre-punk indie stuff, yet they seem to have their own voice, which is good. Catchy but not in an annoying way. The lead singer's voice can sometimes get whiny and the screaming can be a bit much, but overall it suits what they're doing.

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3

Die stem is een rauwe versie van de stem van de zanger van the killers. Aardig album.

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3

Heel aardig. Maar er zijn bands die dit genre nog beter beheersen.

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3

Toffe plaat! En fijne sound.

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3

Beetje veel van hetzelfde uiteindelijk

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3

Very good album, loved some of the songs but not really my favorite genre

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3

Fun album, I remember listening to it and being impressed with "what the kids are listening to these days". Maybe a bit too polished and the vocals can grate, but overall listenable end-to-end.

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Snotty, trebly post-punk. It's fine but not exactly original.

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3

Last nite is a great tune, found the rest a bit meh

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risky pic lmao

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On the one hand, it was very cool to fill in a blind spot on an Era and sound that I am very familiar with, on the other hand it was a little bland across the board for my tastes. The album did have a few shiners though.

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3

A couple of hits, easy to play though

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3

A good middle section of an album but mostly an average album with just ok songs

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Pretty good turn of the century rock n roll. Somewhere between a three and a four, but they didn’t really kill it, so this gets a three.

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Saw this pop up and went "crap". But listened anyway. I appreciated it after some time and even liked some of some of it

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rich New York kids want to play rock'n'roll. Good but ultimately disposable

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I've seen this album cover before and have always heard the Strokes were the "next big thing." I just don't see it. I do see a band that has a few catchy tunes, but not so much that I want to run out and but their stuff. The non-hit tunes sound very same-y. At least it's only 30 minutes long and not 75 minutes, so they get in and out pretty quickly. But it just didn't floor me. "Last Nite" is really catchy, I will give them that.

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Maybe it's just me lately, everything is hitting me at three stars, I don't actually dislike it but it's not exciting me. I recall this being a big deal when it came out, though, and I didn't really get it then either. This vocal recording principle where it sounds like someone put a transistor radio in a Mason jar.

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3/5 good but nothing much

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J’aime beaucoup les Strokes. La chanson Last Night à fait exploser le groupe et est dans leurs meilleures, mais je préfère l’album Room On Fire comme album dans son ensemble. Les mélodies sont plus accrocheuses.

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Man, this is a blast from the past. It turns out I actually don't know most of this album, but based on the few I do, I'm pretty hyped. The first few songs are actually a bit of a letdown; Soma is starting to be more like what I was hoping for. Barely Legal also enjoyable, though a bit same-y. Someday fucking rules. Enjoying Alone, Together too, though again maybe a bit running together with the other songs. Last Nite another classic; still great. But Hard to Explain is kind of back to that same-y sound. NYC Cops is good again Trying Your Luck is alright too Take it or Leave it back to the kind of alright, but sort of overdone sound of some of the rest of the album Basically I'm conflicted: when it's good, it's great, and there's nothing that's a real dud; but other than four of five clear winners, the rest sort of sound alike; not bad, but just...alike. I feel justified in only really remembering Someday, Last Nite, etc.

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Good band. Nothing that exites me a lot, btw.

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Good bass Weird voice Good overall

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Хороший британский рок. Не больше, не меньше. Наверно, всю гениальность The Strokes я так и не понял. Они не стали значимой группой для меня, но некоторые песни мне нравятся и заходят под настроение. 6 из 10

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The epitomy of alternative/indie rock in the early 2000s. Solid songs but none stands out, feel like I've heard any of them hundred times before as part of a soundtrack to a movie or video game

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Great songs but I'm very over the vibe of life is empty meaninglessness.

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I had heard of the Strokes but couldnt name a single song by them. Listening to the album I recognized one song. And then realised Id heard that song before in the previous track. And the next track. All the songs sounded identical like they found one thing and didnt bother trying anything new. A very one note album. 2.5/5

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I used to put The Strokes and Jack White on my shitlist and swore against anything garage rock-related. My disdain for White continues, but I’ve made peace with the Strokes, even if I don’t necessarily love them, either. But the production is crisp and the songwriting is tight and less pretentious than I recall. They sound good together and some of the songs are quite good, even if little of this is material I really come back to. C

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Better than I remembered at the time. Not something I'd listen to but I was dreading listening and it wasn't that bad.

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This was a rushed listen as we were out most of the day. Obviously there were the famous tracks which I enjoyed but there were also some not so good tracks. I quite enjoyed watching the videos which don’t usually catch my attention. Overall 3* I think

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3

Poppy and a fun album.

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Liked it but didn't love it.

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Eh. Fine.

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Best goed. Begin en einde wat minder. Lievelingsliedjes Someday Alone,together Last nite

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Very beach boy vibes. Like in the y0s dancing..not bad but not my scene

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sdf

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Bit over hyped

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HE CONOCIDO UNA CANCIÓN!!!!!!

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2 manque d énergie a mon gout

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Hmmm

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Too alternatove

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I used to like this album, but now it sounds so mundane.

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Meh, whinny emopop bs

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Ok album. Difficult to hear the words. I already knew 2/11 songs, which was fun to hear again. 2.5/5 stars

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2.5

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Seemed fine. I never really listened to them before and I probably wouldn't seek them out after hearing this album.

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Really bland and monotonous. All style, no hooks.

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I'd say that I never liked this album, but I owned it at one point, so something about it inspired me to buy it. I'm definitely not a fan now. I can't give it a 1 in good conscience, but it is a very low 2.

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Someone decided that the Strokes were really important and good and then group think took over.

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While their garage rock style and catchy songwriting may have inspired troves of artists, The Strokes come up short and boring on Is This It.

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I've tried getting into this album since high school and I haven't. Maybe sixth time's the charm? UPDATE: Yeah, not really doing much for me. I feel like once you've heard "Last Nite" and maybe two other songs you pretty much get the gist of everything this band has to offer.

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I was excited to listen to this, since I had never listened to The Stokes and wanted to check it out. The first three songs were promising, but that was short lived. I found the other songs repetitive and not very original. I’d be curious to listen to a different album to see if I get a different vibe.

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Genre de rock punk debut 2000, vraiment pas trop mon genre mais. Ertaines tounes pas pire. 2,85

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This was terrible. Just a bunch of unpleasant noise being shouted at the mic or something. I don't know, I tuned out the majority of the album because it was not fun to listen to.

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lyrics are somewhat puzzling

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Album sounds the exact same throughout. Not much diversity. Liked a couple of their famous songs. 1/5

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Not a fan of the strokes, all their songs sound the same and it’s a noise I don’t like. Wouldn’t choose to listen to any of their albums.

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Another rock album of little substance. I was fond of the singles released from this album at the time but even those now wear thin. This album is boring with a capital Zzzzzzz... 1 Star!

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I was expecting great things after their single Someday but, apart from a couple of tracks, this album sounded so amateurish. Very disappointing

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Maybe because I've heard it before before but it's bland, boring and almost a fake attempt at energy they don't have. It just feels forced. I wasnt a fan the first time I heard it and certainly am not this time either.

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Not really my cup of tea

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How incredibly bland of instantly forgettable.

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Nice brit pop

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Classic.

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komplett 70er style.. stark rockig aber mit leichtem punk einschlag vorallem auf den vocals.. coole e-gitarren riffs und solos. geht ein wenig in die richtung der talking heads.. ok richtung beschreibung wär new-wave gewesen haha my best friends girl kannte ich schon, den rest nicht wirklich.. nicht 100pro mein sound aber schon fettes album

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