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The Strokes' 'Is This It' Ten Years On

By Tim Chester

Posted on 28 Jul 11

 
 

This weekend (July 30) marks an entire decade since The Strokes released their debut album 'Is This It'. To mark the occasion we've been looking back at the release and re-evaluating it ten years on.

The Strokes' 'Is This It'

We've taken a look back at the making of the seminal album, as producer Gordon Raphael gives an insight into the studio alchemy that took place.

We've also dug out a classic NME feature from 2008 that takes a look back at NME's first contact with the band, on their cusp of their mega-fame.

We argue that 'Is This It' irrevocably changed music for the better
.

We argue that 'Is This It' irrevocably changed music for the worse.


Alex Turner explains why the album means so much to him
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And we're looking for your favourite Strokes track - vote now.

 
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