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The Strokes

Formed: 1998 in New York, NY
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Group Members: Fabrizio Moretti, Nikolai Fraiture, Albert Hammond, Jr., Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi
Biography: Equally inspired by classic tunesmiths like Buddy Holly and John Lennon and the street-smart attitude and angular riffs of fellow New Yorkers Television and the Velvet Underground, the Strokes were also equally blessed and cursed with an enormous amount of hype -- particularly from the U.K. music press, ...Read full biography
Is This It [One New Track]
Released: 2001
Label: RCA Records
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Blessed and cursed with an enormous amount of hype from the British press, the Strokes prove to be one of the few groups deserving of their glowing reviews. Granted, their high-fashion appeal and faultless ...Read full review
Room On Fire
Released: 2003
Label: RCA Records
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Unlike many bands that release notable debut albums and then take years to deliver a follow-up, the Strokes got Room on Fire out as quickly as possible after their lengthy tour for Is This It. Good thing, ...Read full review