The Strokes Room On Fire (RCA/BMG) Rating: NNNN Rating: NNNN
It's become a little too fashionable to hate the Strokes. Sure, they were over-hyped to an absurd degree before the release of their first album, Is This It, but they actually do deserve some of the worship. If you bought the first album and loved it, you'll probably love Room On Fire just as much. They haven't radically reinvented themselves, but would you really like it if they did? This time around the mood is less Saturday night and more Sunday morning, and they've learned a few new tricks, but you wouldn't mistake it for anyone but them.