- Performer:The Strokes
- Title:First Impressions of Earth
- Style:Alternative/Indie Rock,New Wave/Post-Punk Revival,Alternative Pop/Rock,Indie Rock,Garage Rock Revival
- Date of release:January 3, 2006
- Recording location:Allaire Studios, Shokan, NY
- Size FLAC version1106 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1668 megabytes
- Size WMA version1546 megabytes
- Formats:AUD AA TTA DTS FLAC DXD
First Impressions of Earth is the third studio album by American rock band the Strokes. It was released on January 3, 2006 by RCA Records. Three singles were released from the album: "Juicebox", "Heart in a Cage", and "You Only Live Once". The album was recorded over a ten-month period. The Strokes initially set out to record it with Gordon Raphael, the producer of their first two albums.
First Impressions of Earth is The Strokes' third studio album. David Kahne and Gordon Raphael produced the album, released through RCA Records. Interestingly, the album is band’s longest, clocking in at 52 minutes. It is also the first to receive a Parental Advisory Label. The album itself garnered mildly positive feedback. Some feedback was strongly negative ( weakest album yet), while some critics were more favorable ( the first pretty good album of the year ). First Impressions of Earth Q&A.
Here, the Strokes simultaneously settle into diminished expectations (delaying an album until just after Christmas not screening a movie for film critics) and wildly ratchet up their sound, trying new things, getting weirder, but remaining true to the core of their sound. The Strokes return after a lengthy hiatus following the disappointing First Impressions of Earth, and they sound fragmented with a lack of purpose.
Printed notes: All songs published by Warner Chappell Music Ltd. ℗ 2005 The Strokes Band Music. Mixed at Soundtrack Studios.
They were on the covers of Spin and NME; they were on the cover of New York Magazine, accompanied by a massive profile written by Jay fucking McInerney, the author of Bright Lights, Big City. It wasn’t easy to get an interview with the Strokes in 2006, because in 2006, the Strokes were an event.
The album is carried by the sum of its parts working better together, and even when Casablancas’ stammers out I’ve got nothing to say times seven – er, and then times four – the huge, grandiose echo left behind him makes it the sentimental focus of First Impressions of Earth – its ultimate intention is to separate the album’s two sides, and while i. In the end, it should be Room On Fire that is tested and blamed for what will eventually see The Strokes out of relevance and off the planet; First Impressions of Earth should be a celebration, and listened to the whole way through, it barely loses out to the gritty, murky sound that’s been going around for three years.
The Strokes making a third album? That wasn’t supposed to happen. First Impressions of Earth is different; it’s ambitious, messy, nearly as long as the first two records combined. Guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr. get to show off, while drummer Fab Moretti provides the forward momentum that makes the Strokes a killer groove band. But as maturity moves go, First Impressions proves what the Strokes set out to prove: They’re a serious band of dedicated craftsmen, a band that is here to stay. It also proves they could steal your girlfriend without even trying. But you already knew that. In This Article: The Strokes. Want more Rolling Stone?
First Impressions of Earth. Garage Rock The Strokes. Lista de los grupos Garage Rock The Strokes First Impressions of Earth. Band Name The Strokes. Album Name First Impressions of Earth. Data de aparición 02 Enero 2006. Labels RCA Records Sony BMG.
CreditsJames Bellesini - Design
Julian Casablancas - Composer, Member of Attributed Artist, Vocals
Nikolai Fraiture - Bass, Bass Instrument, Composer, Member of Attributed Artist
Ryan Gentles - Management
Albert Hammond, Jr. - Guitar, Member of Attributed Artist
David Kahne - Audio Production, Engineer, Producer
Bob Ludwig - Mastering
Fabrizio Moretti - Composer, Drums, Member of Attributed Artist
John O'Mahoney - Mixing
Steve Ralbovsky - A&R
Gordon Raphael - Audio Production, Producer
Steve Sisco - Mixing Assistant
The Strokes - Arranger, Primary Artist
Nick Valensi - Composer, Guitar, Member of Attributed Artist
Andy Wallace - Mixing
Howie Weinberg - Mastering
Dan Winters - Photography
|1||You Only Live Once Julian Casablancas||The Strokes||3:09|
|2||Juicebox Julian Casablancas||The Strokes||3:17|
|3||Heart in a Cage Julian Casablancas||The Strokes||3:27|
|4||Razorblade Julian Casablancas||The Strokes||3:29|
|5||On the Other Side Julian Casablancas||The Strokes||4:38|
|6||Vision of Division Julian Casablancas||The Strokes||4:20|
|7||Ask Me Anything Julian Casablancas / Nick Valensi||The Strokes||3:12|
|8||Electricityscape Julian Casablancas||The Strokes||3:33|
|9||Killing Lies Julian Casablancas / Nikolai Fraiture||The Strokes||3:50|
|10||Fear of Sleep Julian Casablancas||The Strokes||4:00|
|11||15 Minutes Julian Casablancas||The Strokes||4:34|
|12||Ize of the World Julian Casablancas||The Strokes||4:29|
|13||Evening Sun Julian Casablancas / Fabrizio Moretti||The Strokes||3:06|
|14||Red Light Julian Casablancas||The Strokes||3:11|