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on 21 June 2017
I've just got into this bands music and I think they're splendid. This album is brilliant.
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on 24 July 2017
A timeless album. Sounds great on vinyl. Can't deny, it's simply one of the modern classics rock albums. Raw yet highly addictive
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on 12 March 2017
Very happy
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on 25 April 2017
Excelent bagaje and sound
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on 15 July 2017
is good.
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on 14 April 2017
Fine. Meets expectations.
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The Strokes' first album was one of my earliest introductions to the sound of modern indie-rock music, and 'Is This It?' remains one of my favourites today. Released in 2001, this should be right there alongside the likes of the Libertines and the Arctic Monkeys' first albums in you're indie collection.

Whilst the album may seem to fall short with just over 30 minutes in length, it more than compensates this with offering quality rock music. Spirit-raising hit singles such as the radio-friendly favourite 'Last Nite', the heart-felt lyrics of the happy song 'Someday', and the excellent opener 'Is This It', are instantly engaging, and vey catchy.

A sweet album that never grows old, the intoxicating talents of bassist Nikolai Fraiture especially, and vocalist Julian Casablancas make 'Is This It?' help in making this a very exciting listen every time. Although it's now over 15 years old, it hasn't lost anything. A true modern classic of it's kind, with a nice cover art as well.
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on 7 September 2001
After the magnificently catchy singles it's kind of dissapointing that all the tracks that featured on the first two singles are also featured here. The other six songs are almost as catchy but not quite up to the standard of 'Hard To Explain' and 'The Modern Age' in particular.
It's all very listenable though and perhaps the reason it's caught on so well is it's simplicity. There is nothing new or different here to countless other garage type bands of the late sixties early seventies. Music fans have been crying out for this sort of band though! Something to counteract the overproduced and overcomplicated nature of much new rock music.
The strokes debut, recorded in a mere matter of days is refrshing and really quite good. It's no masterpiece, but maybe it doesn't need to be
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on 29 August 2001
well, it's been a long time coming but now that the album has finally arrived was it worth the hype?. This is the first album that since i got it i haven't been able to stop playing it . Every track is as good as the last and every track builds upon what the last achieved. They manage to have the essential elements to become a huge success, they have the songs, the attitude, the looks and more important than that they have the imagination of record buyers young and old. The songs from the two eps are songs that most of us will already be aware of and here the songs from the modern age have been re -recorded, although this seems to have made them a little more polished, it only makes them fit even more snugly into the rest of the album. They are the ultimate rock and roll band for the beginning of the 21st century. When you listen to the album the first thing that strikes more than anything is just how accomplished the songs are. For a group of 19 to 21 year olds they really are playing beyond their collective years. They seem to have swallowed up every possible influence, chewed it up and spat it back out as the most refreshing slab of rock and roll since "definitely maybe". Even though there are only six new tracks on the album they all seem to feel fresh. Soma and someday are two songs of such immense immediacey that they really could have been released as singles in their own right. Of course as with most albums this good there are always people who are going to tell you not to believe what others will say. If there is one thing that niggles when listening, it is that the lyrics are just a little vacant and perhaps just a tiny bit shallow, but hey thats a small price to pay for someting this good to listen to. If you like the idea of an album that sounds as though it was recorded by the Ramones crossed with the Smiths with Richard hell on vocals this is the album that you need to buy. If that doesn't sound like your cup of tea you really need to have your head examined.
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on 11 September 2002
I can't explain this album, theres a brilliance that i can't describe that makes you come back to it! with the exception of the first / coincidentally the title track every song is well crafted genius with an energy like we havent seen in a while. there's no denying they exploit the use of the 70's retro thing possibly a little bit too much, but with an album this good does that matter! Is this IT? I think so!
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