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Is This It|The Strokes
Is This It
The Strokes
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Overview

Track Listing

1 Is This It
2 Modern Age, The
3 Soma
4 Barely Legal
5 Someday
6 Alone, Together
7 Last Nite
8 Hard to Explain
9 When It Started
10 Trying Your Luck
11 Take It or Leave It
  • Genre: Rock & Pop
  • Release Date: October 2001
  • Label: RCA
  • Format: CD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo
  • Producer: Gordon Raphael

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.108) - Ranked #49 in Rolling Stone's "50 Coolest Records". Rolling Stone (1/03/02, p.119) - Ranked #8 in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 2001". Rolling Stone (10/11/01, pp.89-90) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Pure New York rock & roll: all gray-pavement aggression wrapped in black-leather cool....The music leaves no doubts - more joyful and intense than anything else...heard this year." Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.108) - Ranked #49 in Rolling Stone's "50 Coolest Records". Rolling Stone (1/03/02, p.119) - Ranked #8 in Rolling Stone's "Top 10 2001". Rolling Stone (10/11/01, pp.89-90) - 4 stars out of 5 - "...Pure New York rock & roll: all gray-pavement aggression wrapped in black-leather cool....The music leaves no doubts - more joyful and intense than anything else...heard this year." Spin (1/02, p.77) - Ranked #18 in Spin's "Albums of the Year 2001" - "...Super-catchy songs that make you wanna pogo...the male Elastica!" Spin (1/02, p.77) - Ranked #18 in Spin's "Albums of the Year 2001" - "...Super-catchy songs that make you wanna pogo...the male Elastica!" Entertainment Weekly (12/28/01, p.136) - Ranked #1 "Album of the Year". Entertainment Weekly (9/28/01, pp.71-2) - "...A blur of sooty grit and grind..." - Rating: A- Entertainment Weekly (12/28/01, p.136) - Ranked #1 "Album of the Year". Entertainment Weekly (9/28/01, pp.71-2) - "...A blur of sooty grit and grind..." - Rating: A- Q (9/01, p.120) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...A breathless, goggle-eyed, assuredly brilliant album...it works wonders." Q (9/01, p.120) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...A breathless, goggle-eyed, assuredly brilliant album...it works wonders." Alternative Press (2/02, p.65) - Ranked #25 in AP's "25 Best Albums of 2001". Alternative Press (2/02, p.65) - Ranked #25 in AP's "25 Best Albums of 2001". Magnet (12-1/02, p.57) - Included in Magnet's "20 Best Albums of 2001". Magnet (12-1/02, p.57) - Included in Magnet's "20 Best Albums of 2001". CMJ (10/15/01, p.6) - "...One big rock'n'roll orgy..." CMJ (10/15/01, p.6) - "...One big rock'n'roll orgy..." Mojo (Publisher) (p.63) - Ranked #33 in Mojo's "100 Modern Classics" -- "Rattled together hastily, The Strokes' debut captured the Bowery-basement cool of 'their moment'." Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.69) - Ranked #3 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001". Mojo (Publisher) (9/01, p.97) - "...A heartily uplifting brew of scruffy street style, swear words and stammering pop tunes which sweat musical history...and sound infuriatingly easy to make..." Mojo (Publisher) (1/02, p.69) - Ranked #3 in Mojo's "Best [40] Albums of 2001". Mojo (Publisher) (9/01, p.97) - "...A heartily uplifting brew of scruffy street style, swear words and stammering pop tunes which sweat musical history...and sound infuriatingly easy to make..." NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #1 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001". NME (Magazine) (8/25/01, p.49) - 10 out of 10 - "...Concise and elegant rock music by 5 young men....Indispensable....There's nothing unnecessary here..." NME (Magazine) (12/29/01, p.59) - Ranked #1 in NME's 50 "Albums Of the Year 2001". NME (Magazine) (8/25/01, p.49) - 10 out of 10 - "...Concise and elegant rock music by 5 young men....Indispensable....There's nothing unnecessary here..."