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what a fantastic album. Really isn't leagues below Is This It as a lot of people claim.
And it really is a mostly fantastic record. It's just crammed full of great, great songs. Nowt wrong with that.
but that faded pretty quickly - it's only the first album that I still listen to. But it's still pretty good
Or another NME? The interNet Moron's Express possibly...
Stands up well even now.
some of their finest moments. easily a 9/10. first impressions (if it were 3 songs lighter) is just as good too.
Has it really been 7 years? Reminds me of Autumn. Is This It is better, of course.
Julian Casablancas solo > First Impressions Of Earth ?
is more focused (in its madness) than FIOE, but if the latter shed a few pounds, then its a 5-star deal. PFTY is a wonder though. JC'S voice kills throughout, and 'Glass', closely followed by 11th Dimension are works of art.
Among my favourite albums.
music press over-prasing syndrome (see also Blur's The Gret Escape, The Vines debut, Be Here Now etc etc etc) but it's still got some great tracks on. the photo on the back cover is my fave Strokes photo: