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The Strokes- Is This It? (2001)

This album brings back memories of around Christmas break, 2005, cruising around in my friends busted up Cougar with the heat on full blast. I've always liked the Strokes, there's just something about them. Last Nite, Is This It, and Someday are a few of my favorites on this album. This along with their other two albums have been full of rockin' music, and they never get old to listen to.

1. "Is This It" – 2:34

2. "The Modern Age" – 3:32

3. "Soma" – 2:37

4. "Barely Legal" – 3:58

5. "Someday" – 3:07

6. "Alone, Together" – 3:12

7. "Last Nite" – 3:17

8. "Hard to Explain" – 3:47

9. "New York City Cops" – 3:36

* "When It Started" (replaces "New York City Cops" on the U.S. edition) – 2:57

10. "Trying Your Luck" – 3:27

11. "Take It or Leave It" – 3:16

Is This It is one of the most critically acclaimed albums of the 2000s. It was ranked 89th in a 2005 survey held by British television's Channel 4 to determine the 100 greatest albums of all time. In 2003, the album was ranked number 367 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In June 2005, the album was ranked number 100 on Spin Magazine's list of the "100 Greatest Albums, 1985-2005". In July 2006, the album was ranked 48 on The Observer's list of 'The 50 Albums That Changed Music.' In November 2007 Q magazine rated it at 21 in "21 albums that changed music" In addition to being ranked among the greatest albums of all time, the album cover [non-US version] has been ranked as one of the greatest album covers of all time.

And I'm guessing this would be the non-US version:

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For my last nomination:

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From wikipedia...

Catch a Fire is the major-label-debut album for Jamaican reggae band The Wailers, released on Island Records in 1973. The album established the band as international superstars. Leader Bob Marley in particular became world-famous, especially in the Caribbean and Africa, and among immigrants in Europe and African-Americans in the United States. The socially aware lyrics and militant tone surprised many listeners, but others were attracted to songwriters Marley and Peter Tosh's confrontational subjects and optimistic view of a future free from oppression.

Catch a Fire ~ Bob Marley and the Wailers

1. "Concrete Jungle" (Marley) – 4:13

2. "Slave Driver" (Marley) – 2:53

3. "400 Years" (Marley/Tosh) – 2:45

4. "Stop That Train" (Tosh) – 3:55

5. "Baby We've Got A Date (Rock It Baby)" (Marley) – 3:57

6. "Stir It Up" (Marley) – 5:32

7. "Kinky Raggae" (Marley) – 3:37

8. "No More Trouble" (Marley) – 3:57

9. Midnight Ravers (Marley) – 5:10

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Nominations

Aerosmith - Aerosmith

Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses

Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix Experience

Bad Company - Bad Company

Bella Donna - Stevie Nicks

Boston - Boston

Catch a Fire - Bob Marley and The Wailers

Cars, The - The Cars

Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash

Definitely Maybe - Oasis

Dire Straits - Dire Straits

Dreamboat Annie - Heart

Doors, The - The Doors

Employment - Kaiser Chiefs

Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters

Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

High Voltage - AC/DC

Horses - Patti Smith

In The Court of The Crimson King - King Crimson

Is This It - The Strokes

Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

Moon Safari - Air

My Aim Is True - Elvis Costello

My Generation - The Who

Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - Sex Pistols

Pretenders - Pretenders

Procul Harum - Procul Harum

(pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Santana - Santana

Script For A Jester's Tear - Marillion

Shake Your Money Maker - The Black Crowes

Stone Roses, The - The Stone Roses

Ten - Pearl Jam

Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Van Halen - Van Halen

Yourself or Someone Like You - Matchbox 20

VOTE AWAY NOW!!

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1. Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand

2. Shake Your Money Maker - The Black Crowes

3. Ten - Pearl Jam

4. Van Halen - Van Halen

5. Pretenders - The Pretenders

Very tough choices, since there are songs I like on almost all of the albums nominated!

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Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash

Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix Experience

Doors, The - The Doors

Dreamboat Ann - Heart

Pretenders - Pretenders

Ok so could this be any harder....can we have 5 more? Please, Please.... :P

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1. Appetite For Destruction ~ Guns N' Roses

2. High Voltage ~ AC/DC

3. Are You Experienced? ~ Jimi Hendrix

4. Pretenders ~ Pretenders

5. Aerosmith ~ Aerosmith

wow... this was really tough to figure out :crazy:

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1. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd

2. Bella Donna ~ Stevie Nicks

3. Boston ~ Boston

4. Dreamboat Annie ~ Heart

5. Bad Company ~ Bad Company

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1. Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix Experience

2. Foo Fighters - Foo Fighters

3. Employment - Kaiser Chiefs

4. Ten - Pearl Jam

5. My Generation - The Who

Moon Safari - Air,Dire Straits - Dire Straits,Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin,Never Mind the Bollocks, Here's the Sex Pistols - Sex Pistols,Franz Ferdinand - Franz Ferdinand,Doors, The - The Doors,Definitely Maybe - Oasis,Aerosmith - Aerosmith,Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses,High Voltage - AC/DC,...

at such times I HATE lists :S

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1.Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix Experience

2.(pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd

3.Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

4.Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

5.Bad Company - Bad Company

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Here goes. Sheesh. :P

1. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd

2. Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix Experience

3. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash

4. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

5. My Generation - The Who

Well that was fun. Lets do it again! ;)

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1. The Doors - The Doors

2. Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash

3. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

4. Pretenders - Pretenders

5. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd

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1- In The Court of The Crimson King - King Crimson

2- Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin

3- Crosby, Stills & Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash

4- Horses - Patti Smith

5- Pretenders - Pretenders

+

Are You Experienced?

The Cars

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1. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

2. Shake Your Money Maker - The Black Crowes

3. (pronounced 'lĕh-'nérd 'skin-'nérd) - Lynyrd Skynyrd

4. Appetite for Destruction - Guns N Roses

5. Catch a Fire ~ Bob Marley and the Wailers

...and Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Matchbox 20, Pearl Jam and CSN...:crazy:

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1. In The Court of The Crimson King - King Crimson

2. Ten - Pearl Jam

3. Appetite for Destruction - Guns N' Roses

4. Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix Experience

5. Definitely Maybe - Oasis

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I agree... a 2-parter would have been easier (not by a whole lot, but enough) then from the top 10 of the combined lists we can pick the final 5. (That's what I was hoping for Girls Gone Wild as well... :frown:) Only due to the number of nom's. For the past few SF Choice there have been more people participating. We all have a hard time with Top 10 lists, with so many noms here now, a Top 5 is nearly impossible! :shocked:

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