The Strokes


About The Strokes

When they emerged from the New York scene at the turn of the millennium, the scruffy, hip, Seventies-inflected Strokes seemed to embody the very nature of downtown cool — mixing Lou Reed vocals and as much sweaty, garage-rock mystique as you could pack into three-minute tunes — despite the fact that most of the band had grown up uptown.

Thanks to a truckload of positive press and the terrific Modern Age EP, the Strokes were famous before they even put out a full-length album. When they released one, 2001’s Is This It, the band backed up the buzz with killer hooks, making New York’s Lower East Side sound cool again.

The Strokes's Albums

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