The Strokes’ Is This It — a.k.a. the best album of the 2000s and the 54th best album ever — turns 10 years old on July 30th, 2011. To celebrate, Stereogum.com continued their tradition of worthy tribute albums (i.e. Radioheads OK Computer, R.E.M.s Automatic For The People, and Bjorks Post) by issuing one for the UK version of Julian Casablancas and Co.’s 2001 debut.
Available as a free download at this link, STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It sees Peter Bjorn and John, Owen Pallett, The Morning Benders, Real Estate, Computer Magic, Chelsea Wolfe, and others taking on the album’s 11 tracks. Right below, you can stream Pallett’s cover of “Hard to Explain” because it’s really good. The tracklist is after that.
STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It Tracklist:
01. Peter Bjorn & John – Is This It
02. Chelsea Wolfe – The Modern Age
03. Frankie Rose – Soma
04. Real Estate – Barely Legal
05. Wise Blood – Someday
06. Austra – Alone, Together
07. The Morning Benders – Last Nite
08. Owen Pallett – Hard to Explain
09. Heems – New York City Cops
10. Deradoorian – Trying Your Luck
11. Computer Magic – Take It or Leave It