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are they really that good?
Their first album stands up there with the greats of absolutely all time. Alright, maybe not Sgt Pepper, but certainly with anything since.
It doesn't matter if they were ripping off garage bands from the 60s. They still made the best thing anyone had heard in millions of years.
Do I think its better than Definitely Maybe? YES. I think its MILES better.
I think its a sign of this decade's popular guitar music's superiority over the previous'. The 90s was about GRUNGE and then about BRITPOP. The 00s have been about dancing and being sexy and having fun, as opposed to moaning about how shit it is to be an American teenager or a Northern idiot stuck in a shit job.
i just find them quite boring to listen to. Oh well, i'm pretty sure it's just me.
Hard To explain's a great song but, that aside, it's just background noise.
There are only about three tracks that I can distinguish as separate from the others.
First Impressions Of Earth was a huge step forward for them and easily the best stuff they've written (in my opinion - please don't hurt me!).
I do quite enjoy Is This IT? but I don't think it's as defining an album as people say it is (again, please don't hurt me!).
Room On Fire
I'm well controversial, me!
The last tracks are poor but its an essential record to own.
are a band leftover from the 90s?
I have just listened to all 3 albums, FIOE really is good, I hate how it's been critised so harshly by most. It's an amazing album with a few duds but the rest makes up for it.
It really is a 9/10 album and ROF and IST 10/10. I literally cannot wait for new material from then as long as they don't complete ruin their music like Bloc Party have.
Also the stupid idiot criticism from people that THEY HAVENT CHANGED THEIR SOUNDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD.
Its their SECOND FUCKING ALBUM. GIVE THEM A FUCKING BREAK.
As a result, they released that pathetic nonsense that was the third one.
although after I think track 5, FIOE just blends into a mess of songs that never get going and then the album combusts out of boredom. Was so disappointed after the excitement of 'You Only Live Once'...hmmm.
they are just ok and I always thought that they were just ok.
but Beulah were.
I think just alot of people jummped on the bandwagon with it. I was kinda more into dance music and electronicstuff at the time Storkes where coming thru so it all kinda passed me by. But it didn't seem that special to me.
but then they got boring, then they got first impressions of earth which is one of the flabbiest records I've listened to huuuuuge disappointment. Basically just buy ITI. Casablancas isn't the world's most original song writer but on that album all the other people's ideas he uses sound much better in his hands...
are full of great songwriting. FIOE however does seem to get overly pretentious, cliched and annoying later on in the album.
I still think he is a pretty amazing songwriter though.
but despite all of them, the moment me, my best friend and the 2 girls we were with heard SOMEDAY for the first time on pills at a party in London will live with me forver.
I don't care what The Strokes do next all i can say is "God bless them".
all 3 albums for different reasons. Listen for yourself.
the first album, apart from a couple of ace songs, was pretty dull. Nothing exciting at all and all of the "ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS EVA!!1!!" hyperbole around it left me confused and still does to this day.
I think they have got much better with every album and I am now seriously looking forward to the new material.