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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
Comedown Machine
Released: 2013
Label: RCA
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Arriving a relatively quick two years after Angles, Comedown Machine reunites the Strokes with producer Gus Oberg, but the results sound a lot less slick and overwrought. Instead, Oberg provides a clean, ...Read full review