500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

The Strokes, 'Is This It'
500
199/500

199. The Strokes, 'Is This It'

RCA, 2001

The debut from these mod ragamuffins was a blast of guitar-combo racket that made New York's shadows sound vicious and exciting again. Is This It mixed Velvet Underground grime and skinny-tie New Wave jangle with Julian Casablancas' Lower East Side dispatches – sometimes acidic, always full of great melody.

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