The Strokes - First Impressions Of Earth
HAVING set the bar so high with 2001 s debut Is This It, The Strokes seemed set for a fall no matter how good follow-up Room On Fire turned out to be. It was arguably underrated, and critics were predicting the bursting of the New Yawk five-piece s bubble
HAVING set the bar so high with 2001's debut Is This It, The Strokes seemed set for a fall no matter how good follow-up Room On Fire turned out to be.
It was arguably underrated, and critics were predicting the bursting of the New Yawk five-piece's bubble.
So the 'difficult' third album arrives - and is surprisingly good in spite of the cynicism.
Pulsing riffs make heads nod involuntarily, and Julian Casablancas' roughshod voice still delights.
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There are twiddly guitar workouts, lacklustre melodies, directionless jams and a descent into shambles at the end of 15 Minutes, but there is still a great album hiding inside this 50-minute rundown. 4/5
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