Is This It - Strokes (The)

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Is This It - Strokes (The)

Alternative - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Rough Trade - Distributor: PIAS UK/Arvato Services, PIAS UK/Sony DADC - Released: 27/08/2001 - 505029...

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Excellent

“New York City Cool”

published 27/07/2005

ProA classic 'must-have' album.

ConsPuts their future work somewhat in the shade.

By way of introduction to this album let's talk about Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas. Why? Because Julian Casablancas is not only possibly the finest songwriter this decade has thus far produced, he's possibly the most iconic and beautiful frontman I can think of (well his mother is a...

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“Not So Different Strokes”

published 07/11/2002

ProThe Sound Of Joyful Spontaneous Combustion.

ConsSweet But Perhaps Too Short?

With keen support from sardonic fellow New Yorkers the Moldy Peaches, the Strokes first appearance on Irish soil in the early summer stirred the curious from the comfort of their bedsits. NME had by then started to heap praise on the band touting a youthful, explosive take on the forgotten art of...

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Super

“THIS WAS IT”

published 23/03/2006

Profull of fast angular indie-rock that satisfies con...

Consone weak song,production is a bit weedy

when the strokes released 'it this it' in 2001, they sounded not so much like a breathof fresh air, but a full blown storm.The post-brit pop age saw nu-metal, uk garage and new-acoustic movements all fail to really take hold of the UK music scene.The Strokes,whilst not alone,spearheaded a return...

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Super

ProThis is an album that seems complete and has great...

ConsIts smacks of repetitiveness and its lyrics are fa...

Morning Listening Early in the morning it's problematic for me to determinate what type of music to listen to. I don't desire to listen to something heavy, for it would be an overload of thundering audibles. Hard and loud music tends to irritate me and make for a bad combination with my morning...

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Excellent

“Stroke of Genius”

published 21/09/2001

ProThe album cover and that this is the best debut al...

ConsNone - well maybe it is a bit short

Towards the end of August I found myself in the trendy shopping section of Sheffield (The Forum) looking for a little shop I used to get Peter Werth shirts (fashion victim!) from. This proved fruitless, as it had become a body-piercing studio, so I ended up sat dejectedly slumped downstairs...

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Excellent

“Just Take It Or Leave It”

published 25/02/2003

Pro11 Storming Tracks

ConsNone

The Strokes burst onto the scene in 2001 with one of the most over hyped albums in recent years. The music press seemed to be building the expectation up to ridiculous levels and people were beginning to wonder whether they would live up to it. With a Reading festival appearance to support the...

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Excellent

ProGreat mix of new and old sounds

ConsA bit too short

I’m writing this opinion as a newcomer to The Strokes having only heard of them for about 2 weeks, so I’m going to give you my honest opinion from that perspective. I was introduced to this album by a friend at work, who lent me the album because he thought I might like it. I did. It takes about...

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Excellent

ProFantastic sound. Every song fits.

ConsIs it possible to be too cool?

I try desperately with my ops to be different and offer a new angle on a product that others may have missed. But occasionally you come across something that everyone loves and it is difficult to find a fault. This is the case with The Strokes and their debut album ' Is This It'. It has been so...

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Excellent

Prosee review

Consnot many

Let's take a little trip back…picture the scene, it's the beginning of the 80's, Thatcher's Britain, riots on the streets the miners on strike. A feeling of gloom descends on the nation… Musically the nihilistic punk explosion as subsided, Punk is not quite dead but it's definitely in intensive...

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Excellent

ProEnergetic, Upbeat, Rough 'n' Ready

ConsShort

If you read through any of the end-of-year music press of arts/music reviews in the newspapers, you’ll find The Strokes ‘Is This It’ high on the list for Album of the Year. Since the release of their first single – ‘The Modern Age’ – early in 2001...

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“Hyped Music”

published 01/11/2002

ProLast Nite, Hard To Explain, The Modern Age

ConsIt's so so so so so so so so repetitive

Gah. The Strokes. Possibly the most over-hyped band in the world, ever. Hitting the music scene last year, just when the country was in the grip of two year olds in Slipknot rompers and mini skate shoes and before people thought Papa Roach sucked, along trotted The Strokes, The Hives and The...

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Excellent

ProSaviours of rock and roll, cool, sounds great

ConsLyrics? Similar sound throughout

Wind back the clocks to the summer of 2001, roughly a few months B.S. (Before Strokes). The rock music scene is in dire straits; in both the English and American charts Papa Roach is soaring to the heights of success; the kids are charting for, well, Kid Rock, and the staggeringly dull Embrace...

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Excellent

“The masterful Strokes”

published 07/11/2001

ProPure class and very addictive.

ConsYUo must be kidding there are no disadvantages!!

I was introduced to this album by my good friend Chris. He had discovered them on the John Peel show and had a rather low quality tape recording of one of their songs (Last Nite). I must admit I was not particularly fond of them at that stage they just seemed a bit pants. Then came the release of...

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Excellent

ProIconic drawling vocals, wonderfully written songs,...

ConsA little short for some

How often are new bands hyped to the heavens and then provide nothing more than a disappointing let down? Well, The Strokes received the full media hpye treatment in the run-up to their debut album, with one key difference: they didn't disappoint. "Is This It?" is probably the greatest debut...

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Super

“Stroke of Genius”

published 12/09/2004

ProRefreshingly rye, witty, mildly sarcastic, makes y...

ConsMore 'Oh, that's cool..' rather than 'WOW! Thats A...

Hailed as the album to re-vitalise a dying indie scene, The Strokes have instead produced a fine rock ‘n’ roll album. Almost every song has a repetitive drum beat. Almost every song has the same three or four chords continually strummed. Yet, the genius of this band lies in this simplicity that...

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Alternative - StudioRecording - 1 CD(s) - Label: Rough Trade - Distributor: PIAS UK/Arvato Services, PIAS UK/Sony DADC - Released: 27/08/2001 - 5050294107621

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