Back in 2001 everybody was talking about the next big thing from across the Atlantic ocean that will lead us into a new dimension of rock. It was the time when a NYC-based garage band called The Strokes released their first album This Is It. I listened to a few songs from this album and thought by myself it is not too bad for a new band and they were able to write some songs based on the basis of simple pub-rock with dominated guitars. All in all an album that made fun more of many others in this year but of course not the next big step into the future of rock. But what me made to buy this record was the cover. A lascivious photograph of a naked female body touching itself with a black leather glove in black and white made me wanting this record. Even if the music isn't relative in history this cover art glorious and stands the test of time.
The Strokes - Hard To Explain
The Strokes - Someday
The Strokes - New York City Cop
The Strokes - Last Nite