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First Impressions of Earth is the third studio album by American rock band the Strokes. It was released on January 3, 2006 by RCA Records. Three singles were released from the album: "Juicebox", "Heart in a Cage", and "You Only Live Once". The album was recorded over a ten-month period. The Strokes initially set out to record it with Gordon Raphael, the producer of their first two albums.
First Impressions of Earth is The Strokes' third studio album. David Kahne and Gordon Raphael produced the album, released through RCA Records. Interestingly, the album is band’s longest, clocking in at 52 minutes. It is also the first to receive a Parental Advisory Label. Released in 2006, the album is still perhaps the most controversial Strokes record. It introduced a far more aggressive and distorted sound that polarized fans and critics alike. Three singles bolstered First Impressions. The album itself garnered mildly positive feedback. Some feedback was strongly negative ( weakest album yet), while some critics were more favorable ( the first pretty good album of the year ). First Impressions of Earth Q&A.
Here, the Strokes simultaneously settle into diminished expectations (delaying an album until just after Christmas not screening a movie for film critics) and wildly ratchet up their sound, trying new things, getting weirder, but remaining true to the core of their sound. But if the group has grown deadlier and more dynamic in their five years together, singer Julian Casablancas still struggles as a lyricist. Perhaps dogged by persistent assertions that he has nothing to say, he finally cracks here, asserting that no one does. Seven billion people got nothing to say," he moans on album closer "Red Light", "Are you coming on to me?"
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The story behind The Strokes’ Is This It album cover. We spoke to photographer Colin Lane – the man behind the lens – about that iconic album image and what it was like to shoot the band at the start of their career. First The Strokes released The Modern Age EP (although the NME had given away an MP3 of Last Night shortly prior to this), which was a collection of three songs that sparked a bidding war, one eventually won by Geoff Travis at Rough Trade. What were you first impressions of The Strokes when you met them? "Really nice guys. Smart, funny, confident.
The album endures even as the band did not. So what the hell happened? First Impressions would most people’s last impression of the Strokes. You can chart the slow decline of the Strokes through the records that followed. What followed three years later was the Strokes' First Impressions of Earth, an ambitious departure from the first two albums that incorporated sounds from the Pogues, and a dash of Thin Lizzy. Even Casablancas, at many points, starts to sound like Iggy Pop. First Impressions remains deeply underrated. Heart in a Cage still bangs. Critics disliked the album’s lack of focus, but really, the record just lacked a killer single.
Summary: The Strokes have abandoned longtime producer Gordon Raphael (well, for all but three tracks) in favor of David Kahne (Sugar Ray) for their third album. Record Label: RCA. Genre(s): Indie, Rock. It contains masterpieces such as "Evening Sun", "Heart in a Cage" and "Ize of the world".
The Strokes‘ new record is finally done, after nearly two years of work that included scrapping one set of sessions done with a producer, then remaking virtually the whole album on their own. Tentatively called Angles, the New York band’s first album since 2006 will be released by RCA on March 22nd. It’s what the record sounds like, guitarist Albert Hammond Jr. says of the title. It comes from five different people. Photos: The Strokes Perform at Outside Lands Festival. After they finished touring behind 2006’s First Impressions of Earth, the Strokes splintered into a series of solo albums and side projects. This band is like a house of cards - when one thing falls, the whole thing collapses, says Valensi, the only member who didn’t release his own record. It’s just typical rock-band bullshit - the clichés that keep a group of people who have something special from wanting to continue it.