Room On Fire (studio album) by The Strokes

Room On Fire
Room On Fire by The Strokes
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 278th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,042 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2003 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (46th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (278th)

The Strokes bestography

Room On Fire is ranked 2nd best out of 6 albums by The Strokes on BestEverAlbums.com.

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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Is This ItRoom On FireFirst Impressions Of Earth

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Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,042 votes)
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09/20/2020 05:25 ChadMiles  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 70979/100
 
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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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85/100
From 08/08/2020 22:04
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.
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70/100
From 06/05/2020 18:24
I am really trying to get into the Strokes but it isn't doing anything for me.
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75/100
From 04/15/2020 14:46
Fav: Reptilla
Least fav: Under Control
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70/100
From 02/24/2020 08:49
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.
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80/100
From 09/06/2018 12:09
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
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80/100
From 07/15/2018 15:34
Yeah I love this album - opening 5 tracks are superb although it does dip a bit in the second half but no bad tracks
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90/100
From 07/02/2018 01:58
I actually prefer this to their first album
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Rating:  
80/100
From 02/24/2018 02:44
Solid bunch of songs but really "Is This It?" on valium.
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95/100
From 12/09/2017 18:59
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.
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70/100
From 11/17/2017 21:43
Almost as good as the debut.
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Best Albums of 2003
1. Elephant by The White Stripes
2. Hail To The Thief by Radiohead
3. Absolution by Muse
4. Room On Fire by The Strokes
5. Chutes Too Narrow by The Shins
6. Transatlanticism by Death Cab For Cutie
7. Give Up by The Postal Service
8. De-Loused In The Comatorium by The Mars Volta
9. The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place by Explosions In The Sky
10. Fever To Tell by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
11. Michigan by Sufjan Stevens
12. Ghosts Of The Great Highway by Sun Kil Moon
13. Deja Entendu by Brand New
14. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by OutKast
15. The Magnolia Electric Co. by Songs: Ohia
16. Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? by The Unicorns
17. The Black Album by Jay-Z
18. Fallen by Evanescence
19. Think Tank by Blur
20. Velocity : Design : Comfort by Sweet Trip
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