Room On Fire (studio album) by The Strokes
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The best album by The Strokes is Is This It which is ranked number 21 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 43,079.
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.2/100, a mean average of 78.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.
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Their third best imo behind Is This It and The New Abnormal. This is loaded with bangers, but a few tracks in the middle are clear filler. Still, it's not terrible filler, it's just not as outstanding as the songs in the beginning and end. I'm feeling a strong eight to a light nine. traaansition.
I am really trying to get into the Strokes but it isn't doing anything for me.
Least fav: Under Control
Great stuff, probably more consistent than their previous. It leans into the exact same style as the previous, but you won't hear me complain, and what would you expect from the people who brought real rock back? I'm actually relieved there's finally a band that doesn't try to do something "different" constantly (in quotation marks, because it never gets any further than reselling existing genres to a rock audience who have been living under a... well... rock, and imitating '60s psychedelic rock, and all of it overproduced). Thank god for The Strokes.
Proof that is isn't always necessary to lengthen songs, bridges or solos. The typical Strokes sharp guitar sound and individually very good songs make this a very great album. Before you know it, the album is over. 80/100
Yeah I love this album - opening 5 tracks are superb although it does dip a bit in the second half but no bad tracks
I actually prefer this to their first album
Solid bunch of songs but really "Is This It?" on valium.
this is a cool album, not quite as consistently great as the first album but still very good. i think if the rest of the album was as consistent as the first 4 songs then it would be even better than is this it, not to say the rest is bad. some great guitar lines as countermelodies here, like on "automatic stop" or "the end has no end." a highlight has got to be the opener "what ever happened" which has a totally brutal vocal performance, and "reptilia" which is crazy intense.
pet peeve - most albums have silence in between songs, and the silence is at the end of each track. on this album, the silence is at the *beginning* of each track. this means when you want to skip to a certain song you have to wait like 5 seconds before it actually starts.
Almost as good as the debut.
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