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New York City Boys: The Best of the Strokes

POSTED: June 10, 2014 4:10 PM ET | By Rolling Stone

The Strokes
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They came out of nowhere in the early '00s — five good-looking Manhattan bad-boys that were so relatably ragged, fans would forever refer to them by their first names. And though Julian, Nikolai, Albert, Fab and Nick would experience several musical (and inter-personal) ups and downs over the next few years, at their best, they were as lurid and alluring as the city they called home.

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