Thursday, December 10, 2009

TK # 67 - The Strokes - Is This It (2001)

It’s great to see a band indebted to both the Velvet Underground AND Chuck Berry. Coming on like the class of ’77, The Strokes made making music sound fun again. And soon a thousand similarly mono-monikered bands plowed the same field, but nobody matched the accessibility and muscle of this stunning debut. Of course, none of them wrote songs like “Last Nite”, “Someday” or “Take It or Leave It”.

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