Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Strokes

The Strokes are an American rock band formed in 1998 in New York City. They rose to fame in the early 2000s as leaders in the garage rock revival. The band's members are Julian Casablancas (lead vocals), Nick Valensi (guitar), Albert Hammond, Jr. (guitar), Nikolai Fraiture (bass guitar) and Fabrizio Moretti (drums and percussion).

Upon the release of their debut album Is This It in 2001, the group was met with much critical acclaim.NME made Is This It their Album of the Decade. Since then, the band has maintained a large fan base, mostly in the UK, US, Canada and Australia. They have been on an unofficial hiatus since First Impressions of Earth in 2006. A number of members have embarked on a variety of side projects, although a fourth album is in preparation for release in early 2011.
I like their first one, Is This It.

23 comments:

  1. great album indeed..
    I love the "Last Nite" song from this album...

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  2. Listening to their music on youtube!
    Thanks for this post. I really needed some new music!

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  3. i looove the strokes! cant wait for their new album

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  4. I love them tooo, can't wait for the new album

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  5. strokessssssssssssssssssssssssss <333333333333333333333333

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  6. Strokes are so good dude!
    Love their shit.

    Twitter.com/CawlinForReal

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  7. I'm REALLY interested to see what else you've got to post, given what's already on here!

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  8. Must... buy... album! Listened to some of it on grooveshark

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  9. Forgot some of the other bands you had listed, so I had to come back. :)

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  10. Always hailed as one of the best albums (I believe it was up there in Pitchfork's list), and while I like the Strokes I don't find them all that...what's the word.. unique I guess. I mean they are to a certain extent but I just find them the same as other artists. Now, I'm not saying they are bad or anything just I don't get the hype.

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