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Is This It
The Strokes
Is This It
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
 
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The Artwork is Completely Different from the Us Version. They Sound Like Many New York Bands Before them (I.e. Velvet Underground, Television, Talking Heads, Even the Ramones), but the Upshot is that They have Fused all of...  more »

     
   
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All Artists: The Strokes
Title: Is This It
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 1
Label: MSI:BMG/RCA
Release Date: 9/3/2001
Album Type: Extra tracks, Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Rock
Styles: Indie & Lo-Fi, New Wave & Post-Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 5050294107621, 766487801829

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Album Details
The Artwork is Completely Different from the Us Version. They Sound Like Many New York Bands Before them (I.e. Velvet Underground, Television, Talking Heads, Even the Ramones), but the Upshot is that They have Fused all of the above and More to Create a Fresh New Sound that is Sorely Lacking in Today's Pop Market. With their Combined Good Looks and Attitude, They Appear to have all the Elements of a Major Force Sweeping the World.

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William C. (bill) from ORLANDO, FL
Reviewed on 4/7/2010...
Before you request please read - I have the UK version but it does not have the same front insert cover. The cover has the same yellow and blue design as on the US release. The track listing is the same as UK version and it DOES include 'New York City Cops'

CD Reviews

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Surfgreen | Minneapolis, MN United States | 12/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I admit that I jumped on the Stroke-wagon a little late but I'm glad I climbed aboard. I really appreciate albums without filler. "Is This It" is just that, strong all that way through. The walking basslines of the title track mesh perfectly with Julian's vocals. The beginning of "Last Night" will remind you immediatley of "American Girl" by Tom Petty but comes into it's own after the first few bars. Throwing down a few more ducats gets you the original album artwork which was banned in the US (the whole situation is very reminiscent of Spinal Tap's "Smell the Glove", STRANGE), and the song "NYC Cops", which was left off the US release after the WTC 9/11. This song is the most "punk" on the CD. Aside from the multitude of 70s band comparisons (Television), if you like good, bar band rock this IS it."
Oh boy , i was soooo wrong ...
Mr. Hugo Falque | Paris, France | 11/26/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Now look into my eyes and believe me : "Is This It" is one of the 100 greatest albums of all time , and one really close from being at the top of the list , right between Marquee Moon and White Light/White Heat !
Rarely in my life have I seen such a brilliant record , with absolutly no flaw and a truly unique sound . Yes my dear fellows , I said , like , "a truly unique sound" . "Is This It" is commonly known as the godfather of Rock'n Roll revival , but there is absolutly no way you could compare it to the likes of The Vines or The White Stripes . The Strokes sounds like the 70's , yet nothing in the 70's sounds like The Strokes . Casablancas sings like Lou Reed on The Modern Age ? SO WHAT ?
WAKE UP GUYS ! When critics compare The Strokes to The Velvet Underground or Television , what they truly mean is just that The Strokes belongs to the same kind of small and arty underground bands !
And that is exactly why I HATED The Strokes at first glance . When I heard everyone talking about a "revolution" , I thought The Strokes were the Nirvana of the 00's and thus was really disapointed by those weird and childish songs . It took me two years and a couple of other listenings to understand what "Is This It" was really all about , to understand it wasn't a record that took itself seriously at all and that it was never meant to fill stadiums. The Strokes is exactly the kind of bands you'd enjoy in small , private nightclubs where you can smoke and drink as you wish to fully enjoy the music .This isn't The Beatles , Led Zeppelin or Nirvana . This is merely one of the greatest albums of all time , and that's good enough for me ."