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The Strokes

The Strokes are an American rock band formed in New York City in 1998, consisting of Julian Casablancas (lead vocals), Nick Valensi (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Albert Hammond, Jr. (rhythm guitar, keyboard, backing vocals), Nikolai Fraiture (bass) and Fabrizio Moretti (drums, percussion).

Met with wide-spread critical acclaim, the Strokes' 2001 debut, Is This It in 2001, helped usher in the garage rock revival movement of the early-21st century—and ranks number eight on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time, number two on Rolling Stone's 100 Best Albums of the 2000s, and 199 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

After its members embarked on a variety of side projects, the band regrouped for a fifth album, Comedown Machine, released on March 26, 2013. The Strokes have sold over 5 million albums to date.

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Genres rock alternative rock indie rock garage rock
Picks
  1. Hard to Explain
  2. Last Nite
  3. Trying Your Luck
Top release Is This It

Albums

  1. 7.5
    Is This It
    2001
  2. 5.5
    Room on Fire
    2003
  3. 5.0
    First Impressions of Earth
    2005
  4. 3.0
    Angles
    2011
  5. 3.0
    Comedown Machine
    2013

Other releases

  1. Hear It or Leave It
    2002
  2. Lost Treasures
    2002
  3. Live In Iceland 04/02/2002
    2002
  4. This CD Is on Fire
    2004
  5. Modern Girls & Old Fashioned Men
    2004
  6. 2006-03-08: BBC's Radio 1 Session
    2006
  7. The Strokes: The Collection
    2011