The Strokes’ dynamic 2001 debut Is This It, with hard-to-resist faves like Last Nite and Someday which helped the growly Julian Casablancas and co. wedge themselves firmly into the indie rock canon. The New Yorkers’ kickstarter for the 2000s indie scene, available on regular LP from Rough Trade or a limited audiophile version on Music On Vinyl.
Limited Vinyl LP £21.99 MOVLP085
Limited 180 gram audiophile pressing on Music On Vinyl.
- Limited edition
Vinyl LP £15.75 RTRADELP030
LP on Rough Trade.
Vinyl LP £21.99 07863 68045-1
U.S Gatefold LP on RCA.
8/10 Penrith Steve 25th October 2014
I remember my mate telling me, after I’d been raving about the first two Strokes singles and then forcing the album down his ears, that The Strokes will only make one good album. It is, therefore, quite interesting reviewing this after the fact, as upon hearing their second, “Room On Fire” and subsequent releases that he was right. Everything they had was left on “This Is It”, and song-wise, that was a great deal because as mentioned in the previous review, five of the tracks had already been released as extra tracks on “The Modern Age” and “Hard To Explain” singles. The quality of the songs and the energy with which they were performed however, make this is a very good album. I just wish they hadn't made any more. It is concise and to the point, punchy, punky, full of attitude. Buy this, and pretend that they split up immediately afterwards.
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