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Is This It (album) by The Strokes

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Is This It
Is This It by The Strokes (2001)
Overall rank: 24th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 2,432 votes)
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Accolades: Award Best album of 2001 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2000s (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (24th)

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

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Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 2,432 votes)
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From ihn
My personal favorite album of all time. An incredibly simple but amazing album with an overall great sound to it.

Top Tracks: Is This It, The Modern Age, Soma, Barely Legal, Someday, Hard to Explain

Least Favortie Tracks: Alone, Together, Last Nite, Trying your Luck
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Iconic album, easily the most influential rock album of the decade and for good reason.
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From Montpejo
Standouts: Hard To Explain, Someday

Least Favorites: Soma, New York City Cops, Take It Or Leave It
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Maybe it's not the most complex album you will hear, maybe it's not the most original thing, and maybe the lyrics aren't profound or something like that, but this album and the way It was recorded, It has an aura on It. You feel like you were is the studio with them, trying to create something, singing about New York and their lifestyles, you feel like you are one of them, and that I think is what made The Strokes so big.
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From Aaron98
Somehow, The Strokes manages to create an album with three or maybe four whole tempos, and still create one of the best debut albums I've ever heard. It such a tight album with simple great riffs and, just soooo good. Julian's singing feels like he belongs so well with the band, and there're so many memorable songs. "Is This It", "Someday", "Last Nite" "Hard to Explain", are so great and catchy. I could see why someone would feel like it's repetitive, but I feel like it all works so well, and while their later works don't top this, I'm still glad they kept going, releasing a lot of great songs.
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From 22erik22
Quite crazy that the average score on all songs are an 88/100, though the album only has an 85/100 rating...
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From lstevens
Overall: 9.7/10

Top Tracks: "Someday", "Last Nite", "Hard to Explain"

Great guitar interplay and vocal processing, and catchy as fuck.
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A shining example of a perfect album
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