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    The Strokes - Is This It

    Year: 2001

    Is This It is an important record, of that there can be no doubt. It brought melodic garage-rock back in to favor and introduced us to a sneeringly disinterested, devilishly handsome rockstar named Julian Casablancas, not to mention ushering in the era of skinny jeans and boys with the guitars being cool. While The Strokes have garnered more and more mainstream attention and popularity with each successive album, having this records' classic black and white cover lying about somewhere in your appartment is a sure fire way to announce your hipster credentials.