Is This It (studio album) by The Strokes

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Is This It is ranked as the best album by The Strokes.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 88 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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86/100 (from 2,962 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 85.9/100, a mean average of 84.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 86.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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From 05/20/2024 16:44
Gritty yet polished -- very cool when I was finishing high school.
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From 05/20/2023 22:49
The group create a catchy and infectious record that is packed full of character and has enough charm to win over anyone. No matter how many times you hear this record it will still sound just as fresh as the first time you heard it. This is because at the core of this release are some fantastic hooks that are some of the best the group have ever created. They didn't just create one of these however, with every song on here being catchy, accessible and getting lodged in your head for weeks after finishing the record. Another major factor that causes this is the charm the music has which comes from both the fresh and exciting instrumentation and the brilliant vocal display. Julian Casablancas is phenomenal on this record and in my opinion he sounds like the voice of the 2000's. He just possesses this edge to his vocal making it so impressive and distinctive every time you hear it. Overall, this record is one of the most enjoyable experiences you will find on an album with the group blending together so well on here to create something special.
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From 01/04/2023 19:16
The Strokes' debut album immediately perfects a garage rock sound with raw and gritty guitar-work, great drums and bass, and the iconic vocals of Julian Casablancas. At first I found the sound explored by Is This It to be repetitive as the album went on, but it has only grown on me as the subtle stylistic differences between tracks offer something new with every listen.
Top 3 tracks: Hard To Explain, Someday, Is This It
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From 09/03/2022 21:48
Was that it?
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From 08/31/2022 03:21
Great album
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95/100
From 08/14/2022 21:37
Every now and then an album comes along to break up the monotony of rock and roll. Never Mind The Bollocks did it, Nevermind did it, and I believe This Is It did it as well. A classic record that helped kill the late 90's new rock scene and was instrumental in propelling indie music into the mainstream.
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From 04/12/2022 14:27
Stands alongside the best post-punk rock albums of all time from the New York scene as it's influence on guitar music through the 2000's was gigantic.
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From 02/17/2022 09:04
A simple, fun back-to-basics postpunk album with pop sensibilities, still it is not one of the 23 best albums of all time honestly.
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From 01/29/2022 20:24
Had this for well over a decade. Thought it was alright but nothing to write home about as it all just blended together. Until recently. A lengthy car journey where this was the only CD in the car caused me to listen to it 3 times in a row. It then clicked. Even though the songs have a similar sound and structure they all have there own uniqueness. It's very catchy and enjoyable right throughout. There are no dud tracks. It's gone up in my standings. A very decent album indeed.
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From 01/24/2022 21:39
So laid back, so effortless, so cool. It's a great debut, I think it's a little overrated on here but I can't deny it is quality. My favourites are Last Nite, Hard to Explain and Take It Or Leave It.
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