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'First Impressions of Earth' from the Strokes

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'First Impressions of Earth' from the Strokes

'First Impressions of Earth' from the Strokes

'First Impressions of Earth' from the Strokes

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First Impressions of Earth is The Strokes' third album. When the band released its debut in 2001, they were hailed as the group that would re-establish New York City as the center of post-punk rock: fast, loud, and flashy.

But after selling over 2 million copies of that debut, their follow-up, 2003's Room on Fire, sold only half as much. Rock critic Ken Tucker says the Strokes' new album offers some self-criticism and some frantic career adjustment in the midst of the music. The Strokes begin a 17-city tour on March 3.

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First Impressions of Earth
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2006

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First Impressions of Earth
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