Just last week I posted Newermind, a 20th anniversary tribute to Nirvana‘s Nevermind put together by SPIN magazine, and now Stereogum have brought us a celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Strokes‘ debut album Is This It. Stereogum have got together an impressive roster of artists to cover the Is This It tracks, including The Morning Benders, Heems from Das Racist, Owen Pallett and Peter Bjorn & John.

Check out a couple of the covers below, and head over to Sterogum to grab the full Stroked download as well as some words from the artists involved. I think these cover albums show us the lasting impact of a great LP, but also the way music evolves, times change, and young upstarts are happy to put synths on anything. But what about you dear reader, what do you think? Spotted at PMA.


The Morning Benders – “Last Night”


Peter Bjorn & John – “Is This It”