Room On Fire (studio album) by The Strokes

Room On Fire by The Strokes
Year: 2003
Overall rank: 275th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 1,145 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2003 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (44th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (275th)

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 23 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 36,895.

The Strokes album bestography « Higher ranked (23rd) This album (275th) Lower ranked (580th) »
Is This ItRoom On FireThe New Abnormal

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80/100 (from 1,145 votes)
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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 79.6/100, a mean average of 78.6/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.5.

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90/100
From 07/17/2022 20:26
The songs come across as simple, which raises the question of why more bands can’t create music this good. The Strokes have a signature sound and it works.
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85/100
From 02/22/2022 04:50
84.09

Is This It 2.0
Acá The Strokes se mantienen en su género, tras explotar como las mega estrellas que le faltaban a la escena del rock y que dejan en claro en las letras de What Ever Happened? o Reptilia. No está para nada malo el disco. De hecho, muchos lo prefieren por encima de Is This It? Por ahora, personalmente no estoy de acuerdo, pero eso no me ha limitado de gozar este disco. Por supuesto, tiene a Reptilia, el hitazo y la canción más reconocida de la banda, pero el disco es más que eso, tiene otros grandes temas como Automatic Stop, The End Has No End, incluso What Ever Happened? la canción que abre el tema es mi segunda favorita después de Reptilia. Muy disfrutable, y probablemente se quede justamente con el título de Segundo mejor album de The Strokes.
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40/100
From 01/25/2022 21:24
Not as consistent as Is This It, but it contains my favourite Strokes song, 12:51. Reptilia and I Can't Win are great too.
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From 10/28/2021 21:52
As with everything else I have heard from this group, a poor imitation of Is This It. City Folks' Nickelback.
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80/100
From 07/09/2021 20:38
Álbum pipocão.. Bom com uma cerveja gelada!
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90/100
From 02/10/2021 15:15
Not only the best Strokes album but the best album of all time
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From 01/15/2021 17:14
Efficace, comme souvent avec les Stokes
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70/100
From 01/03/2021 14:51
They follow the same successful formula as in their debut, but the original is simply better.
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90/100
From 11/20/2020 12:23
Love this record. Not as good as their debut for me but close enough. Some of these songs are up there with their bests.
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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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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. The Magnolia Electric Co. by Songs: Ohia
11. Fever To Tell by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
12. Michigan by Sufjan Stevens
13. Ghosts Of The Great Highway by Sun Kil Moon
14. Velocity : Design : Comfort by Sweet Trip
15. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below by OutKast
16. Quebec by Ween
17. Deja Entendu by Brand New
18. The Black Album by Jay-Z
19. Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone? by The Unicorns
20. Think Tank by Blur
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