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The Strokes: Comedown Machine

Ian Gittins, Virgin Media Music, 25 March 2013

THE STROKES WILL never remotely equal the zeitgeist-straddling stature of their emergence around the millennium, when the five attitudinal New Yorkers were hailed as the coolest dudes on the planet, and their insouciant album Is This It was greeted as the most significant musical debut since the Velvet Underground.

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