The Strokes

Room On Fire (180 Gram) (LP)

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After the hype–and subsequent backlash–over the Strokes’ debut album, ‘Is This It’, many fans and skeptics alike came to realize that the band’s catchy, punk-pillaging rock ditties were, ultimately, very difficult to resist. Their eagerly anticipated follow-up, Room On Fire, is cut from the same vintage 1970s cloth, but added flourishes keep the album from sounding like a mere redux. “What Ever Happened?” opens Room On Fire with a chiming, staccato guitar riff and kicks into the immediately identifiable Strokes swagger. However, while listening to Julian Casablancas’s melancholy lyrics and the song’s carefully crafted changes, it’s clear that this is a maturing band that knows its strengths. Although Room On Fire doesn’t mark a radical musical departure for the band, the concise and consistently engaging album solidifies their status as skilled rock revivalists.

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180 gram audiophile vinyl / Printed Inner Sleeve

Tracklist

A1 What Ever Happened?
A2 Reptilia
A3 Automatic Stop
A4 12:51
A5 You Talk Way Too Much
B1 Between Love & Hate
B2 Meet Me In The Bathroom
B3 Under Control
B4 The Way It Is
B5 The End Has No End
B6 I Can’t Win

After the hype–and subsequent backlash–over the Strokes’ debut album, ‘Is This It’, many fans and skeptics alike came to realize that the band’s catchy, punk-pillaging rock ditties were, ultimately, very difficult to resist. Their eagerly anticipated follow-up, Room On Fire, is cut from the same vintage 1970s cloth, but added flourishes keep the album from sounding like a mere redux. “What Ever Happened?” opens Room On Fire with a chiming, staccato guitar riff and kicks into the immediately identifiable Strokes swagger. However, while listening to Julian Casablancas’s melancholy lyrics and the song’s carefully crafted changes, it’s clear that this is a maturing band that knows its strengths. This notion is further supported by the hard-charging “Reptilia,” one of the group’s finest tunes to date. And though the Strokes opted out of working with Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich, the concept of expanding their palette (even if only slightly) stuck, given the presence of keyboard sounds (on the gleefully Cars-like “12:51” and “The End Has No End”) and reggae-influenced guitars (on “Automatic Stop” and “Between Love & Hate”). Although Room On Fire doesn’t mark a radical musical departure for the band, the concise and consistently engaging album solidifies their status as skilled rock revivalists.

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Weight 16 oz
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 1 in
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