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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86/100 (from 2,830 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on This album has a Bayesian average rating of 85.9/100, a mean average of 84.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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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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From 12/02/2021 19:10
As the musical world was headed towards an increasingly digital/electronic future, The Strokes said “not so fast, my friend.”

From the opening beats of the record, The Strokes aggressively and repeatedly prove that a simple band can still make interesting and lasting songs with guitars, stripped down drums, and an ever-present distortion effect.

This is as much a punk statement as the Ramones in the 1970s. Not a wasted song on the album, lots of catchy riffs and lyrics, and very few albums do as good a job of transporting the listener into a specific time and place…here, specifically, NYC at the turn of the century.
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From 11/28/2021 17:04
A crowning achievement from the early 2000’s indie renaissance.
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From 11/02/2021 20:49
In my opinion, Is This It is the catchiest album ever recorded by any artist. Every time I listen to it, I'll have several songs and melodies stuck in my head for days.
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From 08/26/2021 15:30
Suena bien pero no termino de conectar totalmente. Muy similares a Iggy. Mezcla estilos punk, power pop,...
Algunos singles como Last nite, Modern age, New York city cops o Someday son disfrutables.
No creo que deban estar tan arriba en el ranking
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From 07/05/2021 16:11
The simplicity of this album is to its benefit
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