The Strokes

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Meet Me in the Bathroom review – pouting pomp from New York’s indie rockers
Unsentimental documentary looks back at 00s bands from the Strokes to Yeah Yeah Yeahs in the context of 9/11 and upheavals in the music industry

Peter Bradshaw

09, Mar, 2023 @11:00 AM

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‘It was nuts what we got away with’: remembering the 00s UK indie explosion
As the film Meet Me in the Bathroom relives the glory days of the Strokes and Yeah Yeah Yeahs, fans and musicians recall the sweat, swagger and skinny jeans that made the British scene they inspired even wilder

Daniel Dylan Wray

03, Mar, 2023 @8:00 AM

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The Strokes’ 20 greatest songs – ranked!
As the era-defining 00s indie-rock band release a singles collection – and the Meet Me in the Bathroom documentary traces their NYC heyday – we rate their best tracks

Alexis Petridis

16, Feb, 2023 @1:43 PM

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‘I could not get out of Britain fast enough’: Amanda de Cadenet on tabloid bullies, teenage fame and making it in the US
She was dubbed ‘the wild child’ in the UK when she presented The Word in the early 90s – and left scarred by the experience. After fleeing across the Atlantic, she reinvented herself, as a feminist activist, photographer, talkshow host and now a podcaster

Hadley Freeman

24, Aug, 2022 @5:00 AM

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What links Queer as Folk to the Strokes and LCD Soundsystem? | Down the rabbit hole
As the hit show appears in its third iteration, jump down the rabbit hole with an 80s romcom, a power ballad, a London spy, a very English scandal and a cucumber

Larry Ryan

25, Jun, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Saturday Night Live: John Mulaney returns to a Sleepy Hollow show
It was Halloween, but the four-time host’s best hits were on Andrew Cuomo and another the skeezy sides of New York

Zach Vasquez

01, Nov, 2020 @12:22 PM

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The Strokes: The New Abnormal review – new-found focus
Julian Casablancas is back on passive-aggressive form on an album of all-out pop and mid-paced fillers

Kitty Empire

11, Apr, 2020 @1:00 PM

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The Strokes: The New Abnormal review – old magic lights fresh sparks
The irascible rockers present a united front again to focus on taut, driven songs with catchy riffs

Rachel Aroesti

10, Apr, 2020 @8:00 AM

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The Strokes on their wilderness years: 'There was conflict and fear and we got through it'
Having failed to match the success of their 2001 debut, New York’s coolest band had petered out. How did they come back with a brilliant new record – and designs for electric bikes?

Alexis Petridis

27, Mar, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The Strokes review – New York's ultimate hipsters set the crowd alight
Returning with their first new material since 2013, the band settle into a glorious new wave groove – and a stretch of self-indulgence

Michael Hann

20, Feb, 2020 @11:15 AM

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Ric Ocasek: Cars frontman who drove new wave into the mainstream
Fired by a passion for everything from the Velvet Underground to the Carpenters, Ocasek forged a hugely influential sound that blended arty experimentation with pure pop

Alexis Petridis

16, Sep, 2019 @1:18 PM

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The 100 best albums of the 21st century
We polled 45 music writers to rank the definitive LPs of the 21st century so far. Read our countdown of passionate pop, electrifying rock and anthemic rap – and see if you agree

Ben Beaumont-Thomas (1-50); Laura Snapes and April Curtin (51-100)

13, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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