Truly amazing that this bratty bunch of New York scenesters was able to foresee the future and aptly title its debut. All the hype, all the rumors, the waiting then a paltry 36 minutes later you ask, "Is this it?" To add to the disappointment, the Helmut Newtonesque album cover of the British release was changed to suit the mores of puritan American consumerism. Give us a break -- if we're getting an album that doesn't match its hype, at least slap a great cover on it. It helps us overlook the fact that we've... More >>>
Without the Brits, the Strokes would still be on the indie crap heap.