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Rock's new megastars,
This review is from: Is This It? (Audio CD)
The tag "saviours of rock" and the like are bandied around like there's no tomorrow and one band to have such terms applied to them were the Strokes months before this album even appeared. Usually this is enough to put you off as the band in question is actually a huge disappointment after so much hype. Well, with the Strokes it's different because they may actually be the saviours of rock. The Strokes gave the music world the wake up call that was long needed. Despite all the pop, hip hop and R'n'B that clutters the airwaves nowadays, they managed to make a huge impact and had a big hit album on their hands and it couldn't have been more just. The best proper rock music in years came in the form of the 36 minutes debut Is This It? And indeed it was it. Filled with 3 minute musical nuggets that you've waited your entire life for. A musical tour de force which leaves you riveted, be careful though, the repeat button on your stereo might end up wearing out. As the NME said in May 2001, "a band like this comes along only once in a lifetime, you'll be glad they came along in yours"
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Initial post: 4 Jun 2014 11:30:46 BDT
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T. Budden says:
Newsflash 12 years later: You clearly fell for the NME hype, this album is nowhere near as good as you thought it was.
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