[ RCA Records / CD ]
Release Date: Tuesday 3 January 2006
This is the third album from The Strokes, and its 14 songs form an extremely persuasive argument that The Strokes are well on their way to becoming one of the world's biggest bands.
'First Impressions of Earth' is the third album from The Strokes, and its 14 songs form an extremely persuasive argument that The Strokes are no longer just the most important band of their generation, but also well on their way to becoming one of the world's biggest bands, period.
'First Impressions of Earth' was recorded at the band's Manhattan rehearsal studio with David Kahne producing (with assistance on three tracks from Gordon Raphael, producer of the band's previous efforts, 'Is This It' and 'Room on Fire').
Early feedback from those in the media who have heard portions of the new record has ranged from "the most diverse Strokes record to date" (Mojo) to "heavier and more gigantic sounding than anything they've done before" (Blender).
Speaking to NME in New York, singer Julian Casablancas said: "The album's kind of about how someone from outer space would objectively view things happening on earth."
1. You Only Live Once
3. Heart in a Cage
5. On the Other Side
6. Vision of Division
7. Ask Me Anything
9. Killing Lies
10. Fear of Sleep
11. 15 Minutes
12. Ize of the World
13. Evening Sun
14. Red Light