Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Is that it?

Back in 2001, even allowing for all of NME's hype and the false narrative about rock being all but dead and them being its saviours, The Strokes were an extremely exciting prospect. However you look at it, Is This It is a very good album - indeed, James Murphy's favourite of the decade. The excitement couldn't last, though, and under the weight of expectation they crumbled. Here Vulture present an oral history in which the band members and those around them trace the way they messily unravelled - including the alleged bad influence of Ryan Adams on guitarist Albert Hammond Jr.

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