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Room On Fire (album) by The Strokes

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Room On Fire
Room On Fire by The Strokes (2003)
Overall rank: 281st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 943 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 5 albums of 2003 (4th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (53rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (281st)

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The Strokes bestography

Room On Fire is ranked 2nd best out of 5 albums by The Strokes on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Strokes is Is This It which is ranked number 24 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 68,642.

The Strokes album bestography « Higher ranked (24th) This album (281st) Lower ranked (689th) »
Is This ItRoom On FireFirst Impressions Of Earth

Members who like this album also like: Is This It by The Strokes, Funeral by Arcade Fire and In Rainbows by Radiohead.

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 943 votes)
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80/100
07/17/2019 19:25
84/100
 
70/100
07/13/2019 14:30
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07/13/2019 10:26
68/100
 
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07/10/2019 00:38
79/100

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80/100
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
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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Rating:  
90/100
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I actually prefer this to their first album
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Rating:  
80/100
Solid bunch of songs but really "Is This It?" on valium.
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95/100
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
Almost as good as the debut.
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65/100
This is what passes for catchy and melodic for some folks? The three singles are all good (which include The End Has No End), but basically the rest is a dronefest. Gather up all this band's hype, give it to The Thermals.

Songs total 38.5/55 stars or 70%
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Album rating 65/D
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100/100
Their sound is so consistent but varied enough to keep it interesting. That's an understatement. This music's a hoot
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85/100
Ok this is great but... Why is it above Chutes? I mean, c'mon seriously?
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90/100
I am starting to realize i absolutely love The Strokes. Everything about their sound is perfect. The really sharp guitar and Julians singing is always very melodious and damn catchy.
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