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Old 04-01-2012, 08:03 PM   #11 (permalink)
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This is a great album. I think it's hard to believe people are getting into them starting from Angles. Some of the lyrics in this album are timeless.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I adore the Strokes. And this album is flawless. I love every single track and know every single word on this album. I'd say if you asked me to play any song from Is This It I could too. And I don't even think its because they're my favourite band, but I think its more to do with the fact that every song just sits with you. This album was (and still is) revolutionary. Every one of the 11 songs (12 if you were to include When it Started) would have done well as a single. The structure to the songs is done to perfection. They didn't just throw a solo in for the sake of it, or anything of that nature. They mastered it with this record. And with a lot of bands on their first record a couple of songs can sound very similar, but with this album no two tracks are of the same style. There the 'chilled' aspect with the track Is This It, then the intensity of Take it or Leave it, the party anthem Last Nite, and so on. When you have someone who is as musically gifted as Julian Casablancas, a guitarist as talented as Nick Valensi, or someone with such a distinct style as Albert Hammond, Jr, you know you're in for a treat. And this album exceeded expectations. The bass lines are catchy and fit perfectly in with the rawness of the guitars. And Moretti's drumming can't be overlooked either. The points where he plays somewhat in sync with Albert's guitar is some of the best drumming I've ever heard. It is the best album of all time IMO.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:22 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I agree with a lot of ppl here that this was a fantastic album. The Strokes should feel proud for releasing something as good as this! Im also surprised a lot of fans are just finding out about the strokes because of angles! the one down fall this album has is that since the strokes released such an amazing album none of their other albums have been able to beat the expectations created by the critics because of Is This It, the only other one that was close was Room on Fire.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:00 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Julian Casablancas is the ****ing man. Waaaaah I love this album so much.
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Old 05-02-2012, 03:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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One of my favorite albums. The Strokes have attempted to make great albums, but they will never make one as good as their debut. Don't get me wrong though, their other albums are good.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:51 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by supertroopjenn View Post
This was a great album. Sexy for sex
"How Youuu Doin' ?"
*such in the manner of joey from the tv show friends, just kidding .
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Old 07-14-2012, 12:31 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Definitely a must have.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:14 AM   #18 (permalink)
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great album, a classic
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Old 08-29-2012, 08:05 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Really good album, a modern day classic for sure
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Old 09-09-2012, 06:45 PM   #20 (permalink)
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"Is This It" is one of the best albums of all time. Each album after became a little less solid, but The Strokes are still great....I wish they'd come out with something new in similar vain to "Is This It"
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