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The Strokes - Is This It download mp3 album
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Is This It
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Indie Rock
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2001
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US
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Is This It. The Strokes. Produced by Gordon Raphael. Album Is This It. Is This It Lyrics. Can't you see I'm trying? I don't even like it I just lied to get to your apartment Now I'm staying there just for a while I can't think, 'cause I'm just way too tired. This opening track to The Stokes' 2001 debut ended up arbitrarily spawning the album’s title. When we were trying to find titles for the record it could’ve been called Take It Or Leave It or any of them, but I thought it sounded cool in more ways than one. It’s deep without being pretentious. Is This It" Track Info.

Is This It. Released July 30, 2001. Is This It Tracklist. 1. Is This It (Ft. Colin Lane) Lyrics. About Is This It. In 2001, a pivotal query loomed over the restive indie-rock stratosphere: who would revitalize rock and roll? There’s a reason why the title Is This It isn’t punctuated with a question mark– this LP was the answer

It almost goes without saying, but the group is frequently compared to the Velvet Underground, among others, thanks inThis is the debut album from New York indie-rockers The Strokes, who have been hyped by the British music press following the release of "The Modern Age" EP in early 2001. It almost goes without saying, but the group is frequently compared to the Velvet Underground, among others, thanks in part to singer-songwriter Julian Casablancas' Lou Reed-esque vocals. Record Label: RCA, Rough Trade.

The Strokes released their debut album, Is This It, in the US in October 2001. The album was produced by Gordon Raphael, as was their follow-up album Room On Fire. RCA delayed the North American (US) release over concerns with the album's cover and lyrics. While critics noted the influence of CBGB stalwarts Television, Casablancas and bandmates said they had never heard the band, instead citing the Velvet Underground as a reference point.

The Strokes discography consists of five studio albums, two extended plays (EP), twelve singles, one video album and fifteen music videos. In January 2001, the Strokes released a demo EP, The Modern Age, on independent record label Rough Trade. The large amount of hype generated by the record, especially among the British music press, led to a bidding war among major record labels. The band signed with RCA Records, and released its debut LP Is This It in August 2001 The Strokes released their next LP, Room on Fire, in October 2003. The album did well on the charts, reaching number two and going platinum in the UK, while peaking at the fourth spot in the US.

On July 30, 2001, – 15 years ago – The Strokes released their debut album ‘Is This It’ in Australia, the very first place the record hit the shelves. We don’t need to explain why the NYC classic’s legacy lives on 15 years later – after all we gave it 10/10 upon release and named it the fourth best album ever in our Greatest Album Of All Time list in 2013

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. "Please retry". With all the media hype that dogged the Strokes before the release of their debut album, it's rather apt that they chose the title Is This It. On the strength of just five songs released on two singles, the Strokes were being hailed as everything from the saviors of rock & roll to the Savior himself. Surely, few bands could live up to the impossibly high standards set for this young five-piece, but the band needn't have worried: Is This It is one of the most exciting and energetic debut albums to spring from New York's long-dormant club scene.

Tracklist

Is This It 2:30
The Modern Age 3:27
Soma 2:33
Barely Legal 3:54
Someday 3:03
Alone, Together 3:08
Last Nite 3:12
Hard To Explain 3:43
New York City Cops 3:20
Trying Your Luck 3:22
Take It Or Leave It 3:14

Versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RADV 68045-2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) BMG, RCA Records Label RADV 68045-2 US 2001
BVCP-21216 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album) RCA, BMG BVCP-21216 Japan 2001
07863 68045 2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album) RCA, BMG 07863 68045 2 Europe 2001
RTRADECD030 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album) Rough Trade RTRADECD030 UK & Ireland 2001
07863 68101-2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album) RCA 07863 68101-2 Canada 2001
07863 68101-2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album) RCA 07863 68101-2 US 2001
07863680452 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album) RCA 07863680452 Australia 2001
DFA 078636804521 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album) RCA, BMG DFA 078636804521 Mexico 2001
07863680452 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album) RCA, BMG Brasil 07863680452 Brazil 2001
CDRCA (CF) 7055 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album) RCA CDRCA (CF) 7055 South Africa 2001
BGB 68101 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, Club) BMG, RCA BGB 68101 US 2001
BG2 68101 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, Club) BMG, RCA BG2 68101 Canada 2001
07863 68045 2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, Enh, Unofficial) RCA 07863 68045 2 2001
07863 68045-2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, Promo) RCA 07863 68045-2 US 2001
none The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, Promo) BMG Ariola Hamburg GmbH none Germany 2001
0 786368045 1 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) RCA 0 786368045 1 2001
none The Strokes Is This It ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) BMG France none France 2001
none The Strokes Is This It ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) BMG France none France 2001
none The Strokes Is This It ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) Rough Trade none UK 2001
07863 68045-4, BMG 9179 The Strokes Is This It ‎(Cass, Album) RCA, BMG Music Indonesia 07863 68045-4, BMG 9179 Indonesia 2001
078636804545 The Strokes Is This It ‎(Cass, Album) RCA 078636804545 Europe 2001
0786368045-4 The Strokes Is This It ‎(Cass, Album) RCA Records 0786368045-4 Malaysia 2001
07863680454 The Strokes Is This It ‎(Cass, Album) BMG, RCA 07863680454 Poland 2001
07863 68045 4 The Strokes Is This It ‎(Cass, Album) BMG Russia, RCA 07863 68045 4 Russia 2001
RTRADELP 030 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album) Rough Trade RTRADELP 030 UK 2001
07863 68045 1 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album) RCA, BMG 07863 68045 1 Europe 2001
07863 68045-1, 68045-1 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album, Gat) RCA, RCA 07863 68045-1, 68045-1 US 2001
68045-2 The Strokes Is This It? ‎(CD, Album) RCA, BMG 68045-2 US 2001
RCA 07863-68101-2 The Strokes Is This It? ‎(CD, Album) RCA RCA 07863-68101-2 US 2001
PROCD21191 The Strokes Is This It? ‎(CD, Album, Promo, Car) BMG, RCA PROCD21191 Australia 2001
none The Strokes Is This It? ‎(CDr, Album, Promo) BMG Denmark none Denmark 2001
07863 68101-2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album) BMG Argentina 07863 68101-2 Argentina 2002
74321 95450 2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album + DVD, Ltd, RE) RCA, BMG 74321 95450 2 Europe 2002
07863 68128-2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, Club, RE + DVD) RCA 07863 68128-2 US 2002
07863 68128-2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, RE + DVD) RCA 07863 68128-2 US 2002
07863 68128-2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, RE + DVD) RCA 07863 68128-2 Canada 2002
74321-95450-2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, RE + DVD) BMG Taiwan 74321-95450-2 Taiwan 2002
7432195450-2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, RE + DVD) RCA 7432195450-2 Brazil 2002
74321 95450 2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, RE + DVD) RCA 74321 95450 2 Australia 2002
VK-0699 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Vigin VK-0699 Germany 2002
BVCP 24010 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, RE + DVD) RCA, BMG BVCP 24010 Japan 2003
07863680452 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, RE) RCA 07863680452 Europe 2006
RTRADELP030 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album) RCA RTRADELP030 US 2011
RTRADELP030 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album, RE) Rough Trade RTRADELP030 Europe 2011
RTRADELP 030 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album, RE, Red) Rough Trade RTRADELP 030 UK 2011
RTRADELP030 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial) Rough Trade RTRADELP030 Europe 2011
MOVLP085 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Music On Vinyl, RCA, Legacy MOVLP085 Europe 2012
07863 68045-1 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Blu) RCA 07863 68045-1 US 2014
07863 68045-1 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) RCA 07863 68045-1 US 2014
07863 68045-1 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) RCA 07863 68045-1 US 2014
07863-68045-1 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album, RE, TP, Yel) RCA 07863-68045-1 US 2014
RTRADELP030 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album, RE) Rough Trade RTRADELP030 Europe 2015
88985430022 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, RE) RCA 88985430022 Australia 2017
RTRADECD030 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album) Rough Trade RTRADECD030 UK & Ireland Unknown
RCA 07863-68101-2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, MP, RP) RCA RCA 07863-68101-2 US Unknown
RTRADECD030 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rough Trade RTRADECD030 UK & Ireland Unknown
RTRADECD030 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rough Trade RTRADECD030 UK & Ireland Unknown
07863 68045 2 The Strokes Is This It ‎(CD, Album, RP) RCA 07863 68045 2 Europe Unknown
RTRADELP 030 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album) Rough Trade RTRADELP 030 UK Unknown
RTRADELP030 The Strokes Is This It ‎(LP, Album, Unofficial, Yel) Rough Trade RTRADELP030 Europe Unknown


  • Kigul
How can you tell between this reissue and the original?
  • Danskyleyn
Anyone else's copy considerably warped on the outer edge? So bad the needle jumps. Purchased one on Discogs and it arrived in that condition - not sure if it's a manufacturing defect or just my copy.
  • Kipabi
The only vinyl pressing that has "When It Started" on this album. Correct me if i'm wrong.
  • fightnight
Youre wrong Im pretty sure. The original US also had that song after 9/11 happened.
  • Blackredeemer
I think some commenters on Discogs forget the fact that there is actually a recording process - microphones, a mixer, an engineer and all this can accumulatively effect the presence and ultimately the listening experience along way before mastering. This Strokes album was recorded in a 'dimly lit basement' and doesn't have the recording fidelity of a multi million dollar studio, which inversely doesn't have the creative vibe of a dimly lit basement. It's not a great fidelity experience, with vocals being sung through a £300 mic or into a guitar amp on many tracks... "I would start turning the knobs on every piece of equipment until the frowns began turning into smiles. That was the technique for working with The Strokes" - doesn't sound like an exact science really or a high fidelity recording. It's also worth noting that a lot of smaller studios had poor quality sound cards at their centre, poor in comparison to todays incredible AD/DA converters. Tape was still infinitely better in my opinion in 2000, but most couldn't bare to work without a computer. We all know that when a high fidelity recording is remastered / pressed by Music on Vinyl, they deliver a stellar job. This is a brash sounding album of a garage rock band that was recorded in a basement studio on reasonably budget equipment. It's a spontaneous recording, not the audiophile experience, something that I am sad about as in the right hands, it could very well have been a sonic masterpiece too.Straight after, I put on my beloved Mobile Fidelity version of the Pixies 'Doolittle' for a reality check. If only....
  • Shakataxe
You are quite right. Also, I hear the MFSL is the best on average, but the original press has some more rockin tunes on the tracks furthest out on the record sides. Have you tried one?
  • Simple fellow
Clean pressing but the sound is so compressed I thought something was wrong with my stereo system. Buyer beware.
  • Tansino
LifterBro Is This It isn't really an "audiophile" sounding album to begin with. No exactly yeah but its good enough to have worse and better sounding pressings Im sure.
  • lifestyle
Is This It isn't really an "audiophile" sounding album to begin with.
  • Rindyt
anthonylukefoto Clean pressing but the sound is so compressed I thought something was wrong with my stereo system. Buyer beware. Got a better alternative?
  • Axebourne
I have a copy of this album which matches with the US cover, barcode and track list. However, as other users I doubt this is the original pressing. The record is a heavy version 150-180 grams I guess, and the front cover has a sticker with black background and "The Strokes" in white letters and "Is This It" in red.
  • Kecq
is there any difference between this one and the bmg press from the same year?
  • Nicearad
Rough Trade version has a glossy sleeve. The market has dictated this means it's worth more!
  • Goltizuru
Like most Music On Vinyl releases it sounds great. Pressing and mastering are both on point as I hear it. Im unable to directly compare to an original but if I had to bet my money on the best issue since the first press I would definitely go with this one. Both are by GC from Sterling so its basically the same great mastering from a better pressing company as I see it. MOV usually do DMM cuts from what I know which might be different from the original though and the original was cut by RJ but here we cant be sure with nothing in the runouts.Equipment used:Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-110 cartridge Cyrus 2 AmplifierSystem Fidelity SF-3050 tower speakersCustom made HQ speaker cables
  • Shak
This entry should only be for the rare 2001 version with "New York City Cops" and the US cover. Per an interview in 2001/2002 with Julian Casablancas (I read it back then and wish I could find it now), about 5,000 copies were pressed before 9/11 with the song "New York City Cops."After 9/11, "New York City Cops" was replaced with "When It Started" on the US CD version. They didn't press more US vinyl copies for several years (there were just the original ~5,000 floating around), but when they did start re-pressing vinyl copies years later, they kept "New York City Cops" and used the same catalog number/bar code as the 2001 vinyl version.If you found a new record at a store recently for ~$20 with the US cover and "New York City Cops" (even with the same catalog number), it is not this original 2001 pressing and should be listed separately.If someone out there has vinyl copies of the original and later pressings, there are probably subtle runout variations that could differentiate the pressings.
  • Xanna
Mine is exactly the same as described by sam.the.eagle .
  • Querlaca
I got mine today from a record store in Germany. It's exactly as described above: Barcode: 0 7863-68045-1 4, Runout, etched, side A: 07863-68045-1-REI-A RJ. But it says "Sterling" instead of "Welcome to 1979." Some people have suggested that "Welcome to 1979" must be a newer pressing, because that studio only opened in 2008, according to their website. I'm hoping that the one I picked up is original, because its says "Sterling," but it seems unlikely, and there seems to be no way to tell for sure unfortunately.
  • felt boot
Has anybody heard the 2001 release vinyl compared to this 2010 release that is 180g. Is the sound quality that different?
  • Marelyne
Does anyone know of a pressing that has "When It Started" instead of "NYC Cops"??
  • Fegelv
The story of the New York band The Strokes is best compare with the breakthrough of Oasis. The band around Liam and Noel Gallagher was about ten years ago a real sensation, while everyone could hear their music is anything but original was. Apparently there was at that time in England need yet another Beatles revival and Oasis was the right band in the right place. The music of The Strokes is also not original. You think at first to a poor absorption of Iggy Pop or The Velvet Underground. But then it turns out that the cd just out of 2001 comes to five very young customers and that you're listening to. Main group member is singer/songwriter Julian Casablancas. He has managed to eleven very catchy to write songs with refreintjes you can whistle after one listen. Despite the radio-unfriendly, dirty guitar sound brought out the first single "The Modern Age makes it easy to reach the top ten of the charts in England. But yes, there is one not averse to a good hype. In Netherlands we are usually what more down-to-Earth, but nothing I would be surprised if 2001 will go down in the history books as the year in which The Strokes by vomiting. Listen to the classics-in-to-be Barely Legal and Someday and you have to admit that The Strokes in 2001 the right band in the right place. Not original so, but very good.
  • Magis
I found your review here very amusing. Particularly "I would be surprised if 2001 will go down in the history books as the year in which The Strokes by vomiting" and "five very young customers". God bless.
  • Sharpbringer
there seems to be a repressed version using the same barcode info. it does not have "welcome to 1979" in runout and is pressed at united. "WG/NRP" is etched into runout
  • Aver
same i have "STERLING" on side A and "WG/NRP" on side B
  • Rleyistr
Is the matrix runout for side A of this version that you're talking about 07863-68045-1-A2-RE-3? 2 is superscript. I can't seem to find it here.
  • Ubrise
I have this issue and it has the original lp song lineup with New York City cops. When it started replaced NYC cops on cd due to 9/11.
  • Buzalas
Does this version have When It Started or New York City Cops?
  • Jerdodov
I think that there was a September release of this LP in the US, which is why there is confusion on this. this October release, I believe, is the one with "when it started" replacing "nyc cops". the "original" US release is not listed, otherwise. I think it was released in September.
  • Morlurne
When It Started replaced New York City Cops on the CD, not the vinyl
  • Eayaroler
Any possibility this bootleg was "released" at least as early as 2010 when I received my copy?
  • Hallolan
Track listing says New York City Cops. However, B4 is "When it Started"
  • great ant
is this a counterfeit?
  • Skiletus
Yes it is
  • Anen
If it has Sterling stamped in the deadwax its genuine.
  • RuTGamer
Great sounding press. Clarity is top notch.
  • Adoraris
Love this variant
  • Ttyr
An awesome drum'n bass backline, good guitar ostinatos and an expressive voice for an easy listening rythmic album.7 of 10
  • Painshade
A Solid Record, from start to finish. Posterchild for the highpoint of early 2000's rock n roll comeback. Very well produced.
  • Maldarbaq
Noise/static is how The Strokes sound. Vinyl sounds good, loud. This has to be a reissue (2014) I think.
  • Brakree
I bought a copy off this from Amazon. UPC matches this release. Has anyone else experienced a lot of surface noise/static. Trying to figure out if this is the vinyl cut, the source material, or my equipment.
  • Yannara
This could have been a great re-release if they didn't press the record on a low grade quality wax, with obnoxious and loud colors, or choose the safe alternative artwork over the brilliant original. If only.
  • Inertedub
And they should use the original Ray Janos @ Sterling Sound lacquers.
  • Malojurus
I agree, it's too poor....Rough trade should make a new edition: 180 gram black/white split coloured vinyl with the european artwork. (It's only an idea!)
  • Uranneavo
I bought the CD because of the cover alone when it came out in 2001and I just loved the music from that day. I bought the LP in 2005 but I hate the fact there is no inner sleeve. It's a bit silly really.
  • Jake
There must be a modern reissue of this. There is no way people are still selling "new" "sealed" copies of this 13 years on. I have a copy of this that I bought used and it is in very strong VG+ condition, I'm listing it with this because this is the only one that matches, but I highly doubt it is Original. If anyone has any solid info on this please enlighten me.
  • Mushicage
I've noticed the same with my copy. I bought a brand new sealed copy of this at a shop in some random college town I was driving through. It matches as being an original pressing, which would have made it 12 years old when I bought it. Something doesn't add up.
  • Vudojar
I just bought this new from a local Indie store and it matches this version with the exception of the matrix and stamp in the dead wax. Instead of Sterling, the stamp is Welcome to 1979 which is a fairly new recording studio in Nashville. It's definitely been remixed and sounds different than the original CD version I have. Also has the song New York City Cops on it. Anyone else come across this version?
  • Oparae
I purchased a still wrapped edition of this at a Barnes and Noble in December. It's this release, these barcodes, everything. There is a re-issue on blue and gold vinyl with this UPC but I'm almost positive they re-released some on black vinyl too because it seems too unlikely that they would still have original copies out there in 2015.
  • Gadar
Music On Vinyl is a company that buys the rights and rereleases a lot of older records. They definitely did it with the second album, so I assume they did it with the debut as well.
  • Mr.Champions
Same here. I have a new non sealed but Mint edition that matches all the descriptions here, but i doubt it is a 13 years old record.
  • Beazekelv
My guess is that it's just been repressed continuously throughout the years.
  • Qus
My version has Matrix / Runout (Side A): ELP 030 A and Matrix / Runout (Side B): ELP 030 B. It also seems to be playing at a slightly higher tone than cd version. Probably bootleg.
  • Gom
I also think there's confusion with the Discogs info on this. How can the Rough Trade 2001 UK release and the 2011 Europe re-release have exactly the same catalogue number? And how would anyone know which one they are really buying when looking at used copies?
  • Gunos
I buy it at the release day in London at the Rough Trade Store and get a free Strokes plastic bag and both sided promo sheet in lp size with pictures of the band, producer and so on. It is a great record and when i hear it i am dreaming in London in summer 2001
  • Bladecliff
My version of this matches the identifiers of the 2011 reissue but I absolutely obtained mine in June 2010 as a Father's Day gift. Discogs lists the release date of the Rough Trade reissue as 2011. I don't time travel. Any thoughts?
  • Mamuro
Update it if possible. Discogs needs input from us to make it better.
  • Wrathmaster
This is more than likely the version I have because all the identifiers match, instead of with the original 2001 Rough Trade release. However, I took a picture of my LP which I received as a gift on Father's Day 2010. Discogs lists the release date of this reissue as 2011. I don't time travel. Any thoughts?
  • Whitebeard
I just won this on ebay. The record is yellow w/ black btw.
  • Fearlesssinger
Hi there,I have this record in marble red and black vinyl, is this a diferent edition?Thanks
  • Uthergo
Red marble is an official UK release see here : https://www.discogs.com/The-Strokes-Is-This-It/release/6278762
  • Halloween
I bought my yellow record in 2011. So it can't have been released in 2012.
  • Vertokini
yellow vinyl is not fake, it's the 2nd release from rough trade, out in 2012.
  • Todal
Yes, its bootleg.
  • Gribandis
is the yellow one bootleg? answer the question! D:
  • Giamah
Mine is yellow vinyl. Is this a fake too? Also the sound quality is a not the best.
  • Arthunter
as far as i know, that´s not an official edition, that´s a bootleg made on portugal on red vinyl, but is not from the strokes themselves i have only seen them on ebay.
  • Kieel
The Strokes' debut Is This It is truly the Nevermind of the 2000s, a record that broke open doors for an underground scene (indie) to rise up and dominate for the remainder of the decade. Bursting forth from the bland gray ashes of the '90s alternative nation, The Strokes singlehandedly made rock and roll fun again by showing the mainstream a whole host of late '70s and early '80s influences that never quite got their due, especially the CBGB's sound of NYC. The title track immediately introduces the new sound with the miked-up pounding of Fab Moretti and the filtered vocals of Julian Casablancas, the sound of which would be oft-imitated for the next four years, especially with the rise of Franz Ferdinand and the Killers. But what makes the Strokes especially appealing are the melodic basslines of Nikolai Fraiture and the twin guitar attack of Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr., all of whom fill in every possible space in the music to produce something dense, raw, and tightly-wired. Unfortunately, the attack on the World Trade Center would cause the band to remove the excellent "New York City Cops" from their debut album before it came out in the U.S., but there's still an impressive array of modern rock classics to be treasured here, including "The Modern Age," "Someday," "Last Nite," and "Hard to Explain." Wow.
  • Gnng
Just listen once to Richard Hell & The Voidoids and then you'll see that The Strokes are a 1:1 copy of them. The Voidois are the original, The Strokes are - IMHO - a relatively cheap copy, Tom Verlaine's Television is the other big "influence" for The Strokes. I never understood the hype around themSecondly, the Killers may be as cheap as The Strokes but Franz Ferdinand are clearly not. Kapranos and his men have a distinctive british New Wave background and hugely influenced by The Talking Heads. Although the latter were from New York, they didn't do distinctive "american" music because they were way too "arty" for the american taste.
  • Blackseeker
Nice review RTW, solid album start to finish, however, i respectfully disagree with the first sentence's comparison to nevermind. I'll definitely check out other reviews of yours.-mwashil