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The Strokes: Monarch, London, February 7

Live Review by Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, February 2001

U2 WERE rocking the Astoria across town, but the hotter ticket by far was this New York five-piece who sound like pure 1969 Live Velvets ...


The Strokes: Is This It (RCA)

Review by Ira Robbins,, 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 ...

The Strokes: The Monarch, Camden Town, London

Live Review by Jim Irvin,, February 2001

THERE IS a buzz about The Strokes that would shame a swarm of hornets. ...

Bowery Electric: The Strokes/Life Without Buildings: Camden Monarch, London

Live Review by Stevie Chick, New Musical Express, February 2001

THE SOUND BEGINS as a whisper, builds into murmur, stretches into a babble. ...

The Strokes: Beyond The Hype

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, September 2001

A media blitz has created a backlash this exceptional New York combo might not survive ...

Road To Nowhere: The Strokes: Is This It? (Rough Trade)

Review by David Stubbs, Uncut, October 2001

Debut album from the year's other most talked-about new American band. ...

Revenge Of The Underground: The Strokes and the White Stripes

Comment by Michael Goldberg, Neumu, December 2001

Is a new day at hand for 'alternative' rockers? ...

The Strokes: Great White Hopes

Report and Interview by Ted Kessler, Observer, The, December 2001

Twelve months ago they were an unheard of indie band. Today, they're being compared to The Rolling Stones. Ted Kessler goes on the road in ...

The Strokes: "I Want A Fight!"

Interview by Paul Elliott, Q, January 2002

Stalked by supermodels, lauded by Joe Strummer and ready to ruck, The Strokes wear the mantle of "cool" like a bespoke suit. But why is ...

The Strokes: Brixton Academy, London

Live Review by Ian Watson, Yahoo! Music, March 2002

IN THE END, it boils down to a simple rollcall of facts. ...

Très Chic! Très Bon!: The Strokes: La Mutualité, Paris ****

Live Review by Dorian Lynskey, Blender, June 2002

The Strokes heat up the world's coolest city ...

Of Strokes and Stripes: An American Invasion

Report by Phil Sutcliffe, Los Angeles Times, July 2002

LAST SUMMER THERE was a sign outside British music’s front door. It read "SITUATION VACANT", and then, in smaller print, "Wanted: the Next Big Thing". ...

The Strokes: Room On Fire (Rough Trade)

Review by Jim Irvin, MOJO, 2003

SOON AFTER HEARING it for the first time, I decided that The Modern Age EP was perfect, a marvel of compressed energy, three thrilling songs, ...

Various Artists: Yes New York/New York Noise/Post Punk 01

Review by Barney Hoskyns, Uncut, 2003

AH MANHATTAN, so much to answer for – and so in vogue as a rock metropolis after decades as a Hip Hop Mecca. Yes New ...

The Strokes: Room on Fire

Review by Ben Thompson, Observer, The, September 2003

THREE HOURS before I am left alone in a press-office antechamber with Britain's only copy of Room on Fire, something very important happens on the ...

Not So Different Strokes: The Strokes: Room On Fire (Rough Trade) ****

Review and Interview by Ted Kessler, Uncut, November 2003

Hotly-anticipated second album from New York's finest ...

The Strokes: Braehall Arena, Glasgow

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, December 2003

ALL THE DISAPPOINTED assaults on the Strokes have been based on the thought that they should be about more than music. The tired shrug of ...

see also Julian Casablancas

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