#47. “Is This It?” by The Strokes


Sony Legacy

– Metascore: 91

– Release date: Oct. 9, 2001

“Is This It?,” the debut album by the rock band The Strokes, was recorded in six weeks in a basement in Manhattan’s East Village neighborhood. The band released its newest album “The New Abnormal” in early April 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The band said the prescient title came from a comment made by former California Gov. Jerry Brown during the 2018 wildfires.