#363: Is This It by The Strokes


Is This It by The Strokes (2001)

Favorite Track(s): "Is This It" and "Someday" and "Last Night" and "New York City Cops"

Thoughts: Here we have another situation where the original album cover is graphic, so I've posted the alternative version. Here's the real one for you PERVS.

This is The Strokes debut studio album. Confession: I conflate The Strokes with Jet and The Hives and all those bands that came out in the early 2000s. But that doesn't mean it's not good music! If anything it feels like an intentional return to the musical integrity of the rock bands of the 70s and 80s, and I love that.

Unfortunately, I think that's about all this album was to me. It's better than a lot of the music being made in 2001, and I didn't have a connection with it then, so all I can say is that it's good, but I don't need to own it or listen to it again.

Is This Better Than A Hard Day's Night?: I'd say no, but I can at least see why other people would think so!

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