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The Strokes: ULU, London

Nick Hasted, The Independent, 1 December 2005

THE STROKES WERE always an unlikely bet for rock'n'roll's great hope. They have never stood for anything in particular, or said anything worthwhile. Their sound was nothing new, borrowed wholesale from the late 1970s punk heyday of their New York home.

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