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The debut album of 2001,
By A Customer
This review is from: Is This It? (Audio CD)
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.