Is This It is undoubtedly the best debut album if not the best album of 2001.They may not be mega original, but who cares?
they deliver fantastic rock n roll excitement with a near perfect album which i have listened to at least 50 times.
1.Is This It-the title track, sombre sounding, with a superb bassline kicking in at 0:52
2.The Modern Age-A pounding track with a mega guitar solo,1:49
3.Soma-Lovely melodies,it really kicks in at 1:59 with Julians raw holler.
4.Barely Legal-One of the best tracks on the album, with fantastic melodies.
5.Someday-The happiest track,Julian puts so much emotion into this song and it has a amazingly catchy but simple guitar riff.
6.Alone,Together-A great drum intro and repeating riff, this starts off calmly but elevates nearer the end.
7.Last Nite-The most commercial track, with lust for life inspired guitars and a chirpy bassline. The great bluesy solo starts at 1:58.
8.Hard To Explain-THE best track on the album,without a doubt, with a superbly fast drum intro which carries on throughout, and Julian really puts the emotion in the start on both verses. A ripping chorus and a great ending.
9.New York City Cops-Controversial after September 11th, but it has a fantastically simple but effective chorus and it sounds very cool.
10.Trying Your Luck-Sounds similar to the title track, again very sombre, but it has superb bass in the verses.
11.A perfect ending, it has a fantastic shouting chorus and a great guitar solo at 2:09.
All in all a great album, in my naive opinion they are the best band in the world at the moment.