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iTunes Music Review - Is This It (5 out of 5)
- The Strokes
- Reviewed by Bryan Chaffin
The Strokes set the music world on fire with this 2001 album, with headlines declaring that the New York band was here to save Rock and Roll. While the band hasn't made as much of a splash since then, Is This It remains one of the best albums in the last 20 years.
Smart, guitar-driven, but vocal-carried rock songs jump out of this album, allowing us to forget about all of the bad music the record industry tries to foist on us every day. "Last Nite" was the hit on the album, but "The Modern Age," "Is This It," "Barely Legal," and "New York City Cops" are all great listens, too. The entire album reflects the band's roots of The Velvet Underground, The Modern Lovers, The Stooges, and a host of New York bands.
Favorite Songs: "Last Nite," "The Modern Age," "Is This It," "Barely Legal," and "New York City Cops" - Bryan Chaffin