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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 history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 2,407 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 2001 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 2000s (4th)
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 2,407 votes)
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From bonnequestion 12/31/2018 23:01
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From JimagineL 12/22/2018 20:10
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 11/20/2018 23:13
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 11/15/2018 00:34
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 10/13/2018 16:43
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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From antaiospiano 08/21/2018 16:02
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From toxicteaaa 07/17/2018 21:26
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From TheKameraEye 05/15/2018 13:37
The Strokes come out of the gate strong with 2001's "Is This It". Often regarded as one of the best albums of the 2000's, the album marked the resurgence of garage rock with catchy guitar hooks in songs like "Last Nite", "Someday" and "Hard to Explain".

A must listen for any fan of modern rock.
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From willandthemix 04/27/2018 16:06
Great album. Every song is amazing and just comes and goes, no messing around. One of my favourites.
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From kingofstorm 04/16/2018 06:14
Its ok I guess. Solid modern rock album, but isn't really as substantial as I expected. A little repetitive
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