If you’ve never heard of the Strokes before, they’re an early 2000s rock band. Basically the poster child for rock bands. Technically they formed in 1998 and released and EP, but that was only three songs. They released their first full album in 2001, so they’re now an early 2000s rock band. I used to think that their first album, Is This It, was by far their greatest album, but now that I’ve listened to it a lot more, I realize that the sound quality is actually pretty fuzzy and a lot of their songs sound the same. Upon closer inspection, I’ve actually decided that Comedown Machine, their most recent album released in 2013, is their best. And by best, I just mean that it is the best sounding.


I’m not a sound engineer or a music producer, so I don’t know any technical stuff about music that would change my opinion. However, Is This It is definitely in second place.  Even though Comedown Machine doesn’t really sound like the Strokes, because they’re transitioning into more electronic experimental music, the songs are still great. There’s only one on the album that I actually dislike. Is This It has two songs that I dislike, so that places it further. Third place is also almost a pretty close tie, but I’ll give it to Room on Fire, their second album from 2004.

It sounds more like the original Strokes, and First Impressions of Earth, which gets fourth place, has way more songs that I dislike. First Impressions is the album where they tried way too hard to be a loud rock band so there’s tons of shouting and loud music. Unfortunately, it doesn’t that great. There are still a few good songs on the album, though. Angles definitely gets last place. The three songs that I actually enjoy on the album are amazing, but the rest of the songs on there are terrible. They just sound desperate to push songs out, and the songs have no rhythm or melody.