July 26 2011
Ten years ago, The Strokes released their critically acclaimed first album "Is This It." The album help put New York City back on the map for rock n' roll especially the post-punk sound. The album also paved the way for other bands such as the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Black Lips, Liars and others.
The music blog Stereogum released a tribute album full of covers of songs from The Strokes debut release called "Stroked: A Tribute To "Is This It." Bands from Peter, Bjorn and John, The Morning Benders, Computer Magic and others put their own spin on songs from The Strokes' debut album. This is a follow up to other Stereogum Tribute albums including tributes to Radiohead’s OK Computer, R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People, and Bjork’s Post. You can dowload it for free. Let me know which one is your favorite cover song in the comments below.
Peter, Bjorn and John - "Is This It" (download)
The Morning Benders - "Last Night" (download)
Computer Magic - "Take It Or Leave It" (download)