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The Strokes: Is This It (RCA)

Ira Robbins, trouserpress.com, 2001

IS IT VU? IS IT TV? Is it Superband? Nope, it’s just the Strokes, for whom outsized – and musically misinformed – hype made media darlings of five rich kids arrogantly posing as bored young rock stars (naming your debut Is This It says it all, doesn’t it?) and then turned them into actual rock stars.

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