Get First Impressions of Earth now, it rocks, and could quite possibly be their best record.
Finally, the Strokes pretty much nailed the production, and the songs are solid.
It's sweet to hear that those old school motown basslines and more complex drumming are finally back, Julian Casablancas' lyrics have improved exponentially (he also sounds clearer and more dynamic), and the two-part guitar interplay sounds fresh and exciting (recognizing of course that it's all derivative).
The bands I hear most when listening to this record: the Velvet Underground, Radiohead, the Doors, Pink Floyd, the Pixies, the Cars, the Stooges
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