Is This It

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Arriving on a wave of well-earned hype rooted in tight chops and a confident swagger, the Strokes offer a rock and roll antidote to the plague of boy bands, teen divas, and petulant rap-rock outfits. Despite this quintet's prep-school background, their sound comes from the same primordial ooze that spawned big apple legends like the New York Dolls, the Modern Lovers and the Velvet Underground. Clocking in at 36 minutes, Is This It packs its perfect length with stellar songs that draw inspiration from all over the map. Among the many highlights are Last Nite with its insistent motown backbeat and choppy johnny thunders-like guitar solo, Barely Legal, sounding like 1980s-era Cure fronted by a saucy Iggy Pop, and the jangly Someday with its hairshirt of vulnerability from a bad break-up.


Is This It
The Modern Age
Soma
Barely Legal
Someday
Alone
Together
Last Nite
Hard To Explain
New York City Cops
Trying Your Luck
Take It Or Leave It
Format: LP
Label: Rough Trade
Catalogue numbers: RTRADELP030

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Barcode-5 050294 107614
Matrix / Runout-RTRADELP 030 A - 1
Matrix / Runout-RTRADELP 030 B - 1
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)



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