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The Strokes Vinyl
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  • Vinyl (3 Jan 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Content/Copy-Protected CD
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B000CC1U0U
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 446,668 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Our product to treat is a regular product. There is not the imitation. From Japan by the surface mail because is sent out, take it until arrival as 7-14 day. Thank you for you seeing it.

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39 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ignore the critics, make up your own mind 2 Jan 2006
By Tom
Format:Audio CD
As I'm typing, it's early in the morning, so in the UK the new Strokes album has officially been released. Already, I've seen critics dismiss this album as "average" and many have claimed The Strokes have put very little effort into the album and they're just not bothered anymore. I've had a copy of the album for around a month now and I'm going to share my opinion of the album, this review is coming from someone who has had the time to fully analyze the album, not from some small time music journalist who has given it a quick listen and dismissed it as "rubbish". One thing many Strokes fans will notice right from the very first track is there's no longer any use of distortion on the vocals.
Anyway, this album took 9 months in the studio with a new producer, David Kahne, which has helped them take a side-step in sound, whilst retaining their classic sound. The album is a big change in style, but you can still recognize the good ol' Strokes.
The first song on the album 'You Only Live Once' is probably the best intro track they could have chosen. It is one of the most catchy tracks on FIOE with its memorable riff and bouncy vocals. 4.5/5
Juicebox, the first single from FIOE is in my opinion, one of the "worst" tracks on the album. I'm not saying it's a bad song, in fact, I love it but, there are many more suitable potential singles on the album which would have been more suitable for commercial radio. I'm sure you've all heard this song and can make up your own minds on what you think of it. 4/5
Heart In A Cage, their second single and also one of the heaviests songs on the album. In my opinion, this is a great song and sounds like a vintage Strokes track, as it is recycled from ROF.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Masterpiece 14 Mar 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
With their first album (Is This It), the Strokes showed that they could produce an album of amazingly concise and brilliant 3-minute rock tracks.
While that was an amazing achievement, I felt that with their second album (Room on Fire) they showed that there was more to them, with Julian Casablancas developing a more melodic, rambling sound that showed that they wanted to develop beyond what had gone before. I never understood the negative comments about the album, for me it was more complex and more of a grower than the first one - after about 10 listens I suddenly 'got it' and was bowled over. It is now probably the album that I have listened to more times than any other in my collection.
With this third album, Casablancas et al show that they have the confidence to ignore the people that are complaining that they don't 'get it' within 2 minutes, and develop yet further. As on the previous album, I found that the singles were not my favourite tracks at all, a couple of my favourites being 'You Only Live Once' and 'Killing Lies' - I am just bowled over by the amazing vocal talent on the album that just oozes confidence. I also love the rambling style of bizarre musings - for example in 'On the Other Side' when Jules just goes off on a long and carefully measured rant about how he is tired of everyone he knows and 'hates them all'!
All in all, this is a masterpiece - listen to it 10 times before you make a decision!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mind Blowing Third Album 2 Jan 2006
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The wait for this album since room on fire has definatly been worth it. Unlike is this it and room on fire the running time is 52 minutes, thats like the old 2 albums put together. On first listen a few of the tracks stood out. Everyone will love track1, its pure strokes brilliance. Everyone knows Juicebox, its awesome in my opinion, completely different from the strokes old material. And I think that sums up a lot of this album, they've tried a lot of new things and its payed off superbly.
Since i've listened to the album a good few more times, i'm addicted, just like I was with is this it and room on fire. And i'm sure you will be too, buy it! And hey the delux album version is very cool, you get all the lyrics and a chioce of 6 covers for your album, put your favorite band member on there! Enjoy
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Musically and lyrically genius 13 Jan 2006
Format:Audio CD
For some bizarre reason, critics have not taken "First Impressions..." to their hearts. I don't have the first clue why. And there are 14 songs which provide 14 reasons why this album proves The Strokes are living legends.
The main thing that has struck me about reviews is the criticism that Julian Casablancas' songwriting has taken. I have read that his lyrics are "meaningless", "incoherent" and "not understandable". Well, this is utter rubbish. Lyrically, this album proves that Casablancas is truly in the highest echelon of wordsmith geniuses. If one song had to be picked out to prove this, it is certainly "Ize of the World". A genius link between title and lyrics, this not only provides wonderfully inspirational vocals from Casablancas, but (as much as NME writers and readers would say The Strokes are too cool to do politics) also has political undertones inherent throughout the album, proving that The Strokes have taken up some responsibility as artists since their "Is This It?" days. This song has to be heard to be truly believed. Each word is filled with meaning and delivered with passion and is Casablancas' bitter tirade against the sickness of the modern world. A truly incredible, inspirational song. Further political undertones and disenchantment with the modern world can also be found in "Ask Me Anything" in a line which a well-known magazine unbelievably dismissed as having no meaning ("Harmless children, we named our soldiers after you"). Also, Red Light expresses the disgust at, "...an enitre generation that has nothing to say".
The genius lyrics aside, this is an incredible gift to the world in musical terms. The songs sound emphatic, well-worked and well-thought.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Album, Terrible Condition
Firstly you should know this is an absolutely brilliant album and a must have for any Strokes fan, the riffs are absolutely genius and Julian is on form as always for the vocals,... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jacob
3.0 out of 5 stars Clean but worn and ripped
The Disc is fine, which is what really matters; the music, but i was less than impressed with the cardboard case. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Haven
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic CD!
Love it, love it, love it. It is great. Great lyrics, vocals and instruments! Can't get enough of this classic Strokes's CD
Published 16 months ago by PoPoPenguin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album (plus 3 duff songs at no extra charge)
Thanks to a new producer, First Impressions... is the first Strokes album to sound good on your iPod. Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mr. D. Glover
5.0 out of 5 stars Better Than Is This It
People dislike the strokes because they are pretty popular, but if this album was from an unknown band they would declare it the best album never heard. Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2011 by Adam
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible album
The strokes are Deffinetly one of my favourite bands- every one of they're records is incredible and this album proves this!!!!! Track after track of brilliance- I love it:-) x
Published on 28 Mar 2011 by Merlin
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic-ness on a CD
Brilliant album; and it continues to improve as it goes down the playlist,
Ya'know? Some albums start well then go down hill... Read more
Published on 7 Jan 2011 by Daniel Brown
2.0 out of 5 stars Condition not as described
Condition was described as Very Good - although paper cover of disc was ripped at two places.
Published on 5 Oct 2010 by Daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars FIOE: Best of the 3 strokes albums
I have just noticed that it has been said that FIOE slumps towards the end of the album..utter rubbish! Read more
Published on 13 Jan 2010 by John White
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor third attempt
Pretty much one maybe 2 good songs, which wern't even the ones realesed. If your an actual strokes fan, you shouldn't enjoy this album.
Published on 17 July 2009 by Declan Ramsey
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