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appears on Room One Fire (2003)
The Strokes are certainly a product of a certain era, one of the leading bastions of the early aughts indie/garage rock/whatever-you-want-to-call-it revival, and they’re one of the few bands to have, deservedly, made it through to the other side, alongside the likes of The Hives, The White Stripes, and others. They’re a five piece, featuring Julian Casblancas, Nick Valensi, Albert Hammond Jr., Nikolai Fraiture, and Fabrizio Moretti (vocals, guitar, guitar, bass, and drums, respectively), and each and every piece is oh so necessary.
This week’s pick is Reptilia, from The Strokes’ 2003 album, Room On Fire. This track features layered sounds and melodies, with instruments occasionally dropping out and popping back in later, and the song is tight. There’s not a single extra note, not one bit of fat on the song, and all the pieces are woven together for one great tune.