Room On Fire

Album Review of Room On Fire by The Strokes.

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Room On Fire

The Strokes

Room On Fire by The Strokes

Release Date: Oct 28, 2003
Record label: RCA
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Alternative

70 Music Critic Score
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Room On Fire - Fairly Good, Based on 3 Critics

Prefix Magazine - 80
Based on rating 8.0/10

As usual, the Strokes are getting away with murder. You know the deal: they plunder their musical influences and then justify it with a shrug. They write simple songs that are glossed over with a sheen of effortlessness, a nonchalant dash of style that is the essence of their success. Finally, and perhaps most offensively, they disregard hygiene, which has granted them magazine covers and celebrity girlfriends.

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The Guardian - 60
Based on rating 3/5

In recent weeks, it has been difficult to walk past a newsagent without feeling a twinge of concern for the Strokes. They are currently on the cover of virtually everything from Q to Your Caravan. The headlines suggest a bleak and sinister story. One promises tales of "methadone and margaritas ….

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Dusted Magazine
Their review was generally favourable

After numerous magazine covers, countless imitation bands and premature iconic stature as the definitive American rock stars, the Strokes have reached a relative milestone. Yes, with the release of Room On Fire, their sophomore effort, the band’s combined discography now exceeds 60 minutes. While there most likely won’t be confetti and celebratory banners draped across the Lower East Side, this new album does solidify the Strokes as more than a blip on the radar.

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