The Strokes discography

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The Strokes discography

The Strokes performing in March 2006.
Releases
Studio albums 5
EPs 1
Singles 12
Video albums 1
Music videos 15

The Strokes are an American indie rock band. Formed in New York City in 1999, the group consists of singer Julian Casablancas, guitarists Nick Valensi and Albert Hammond Jr., bassist Nikolai Fraiture and drummer Fabrizio Moretti. The Strokes discography consists of five studio albums, one extended play (EP), twelve singles, one video album and fifteen music videos.

In January 2001, the Strokes released a demo EP, The Modern Age, on independent record label Rough Trade. The large amount of hype generated by the record, especially among the British music press, led to a bidding war among major record labels.[1] The band signed with RCA Records, and released its debut LP Is This It in August 2001. Helped by lead single "Hard to Explain", the album debuted at number two in the UK and number 33 on the Billboard 200. Highly acclaimed by critics, Is This It was certified platinum in the US and UK, selling over two million copies worldwide.[2]

The Strokes released their next LP, Room on Fire, in October 2003. The album did well on the charts, reaching number two and going platinum in the UK, while peaking at the fourth spot in the US. Three singles were released from the album, the highest-charting of which was "12:51", which reached number seven in the UK. The band's third album First Impressions of Earth was released in January 2006. Although critics suggested the post-Christmas release date was an indication of the band's lower expectations of the record, First Impressions of Earth was the first Strokes album to top the UK charts.[2] "Juicebox" became the first single by the group to break into the Billboard Hot 100, and was its highest-charting effort in the UK, where it reached number five.

Released after a long hiatus, The Strokes' fourth album Angles (2011) became their third-consecutive LP to chart at number four on the Billboard 200. Its 2013 follow-up Comedown Machine, however, only reached number ten on that chart as well as in the UK.

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[3]
AUS
[4]
AUT
[5]
FRA
[6]
GER
[7]
IRE
[8]
NOR
[9]
NZ
[10]
SWE
[11]
UK
[12]
Is This It [I] 33 5 35 19 28 4 2 23 3 2
Room on Fire
  • Label: Rough Trade, RCA
  • Released: October 28, 2003
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, download
4 6 14 16 6 2 3 6 6 2
First Impressions of Earth
  • Label: Rough Trade, RCA
  • Released: January 3, 2006
  • Formats: CD, LP, download
4 4 9 9 11 3 22 10 9 1
Angles
  • Label: Rough Trade, RCA
  • Released: March 22, 2011
  • Formats: CD, LP, download
4 1 9 6 15 3 15 6 21 3
Comedown Machine
  • Label: Rough Trade, RCA
  • Released: March 26, 2013
  • Formats: CD, LP, download
10 7 21 17 50 9 10 18 28 10
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
  • I^ The US version of Is This It featured alternate artwork, and the song "When It Started" instead of "New York City Cops".

EPs[edit]

List of EPs, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
CAN
[21]
NOR
[22]
UK
[23]
The Modern Age
  • Label: Rough Trade, Beggar's Banquet
  • Release: January 29, 2001
  • Formats: CD, LP
28 20 68

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released as single and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US
[21]
US
Alt

[21]
AUS
[24][25]
BEL
[26]
CAN
[21]
FRA
[27]
IRL
[8]
NLD
[28]
SWE
[29]
UK
[12]
"Hard to Explain" 2001 27 7 10 56 16 Is This It
"Last Nite" 5 47 48 14
"Someday" 17 84 27
"12:51" 2003 15 30 22 40 39 7 Room on Fire
"Reptilia" 2004 19 68 17
"The End Has No End" 35 42 27
"Juicebox" 2005 98 9 44 4 18 98 50 5 First Impressions of Earth
"Heart in a Cage" 2006 21 25
"You Only Live Once" 35 52
"Under Cover of Darkness" 2011 116 12 68 88 75 46 47 Angles
"Taken for a Fool" 32
"All the Time" 2013 38 Comedown Machine
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Other releases[edit]

List of songs, with selected chart positions, showing year released as single and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(FL)

[26]
BEL
(WA)

[30]
FRA
[27]
NOR
[9]
UK
[12]
"The Modern Age" 2001 20 68 Is This It
"Elephant Song"[31] 2004 N/A
"Machu Picchu" 2011 84 95 87 Angles
"One Way Trigger" 2013 167 Comedown Machine
"Happy Ending" 67
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Videos[edit]

Year Release details Comments
2002 The Videos and More
  • Label: Rough Trade (#030)
  • Released: December 9, 2002
  • Available only as a bonus DVD with the special edition of Is This It.
Features promotional videos of the Is This It singles, and previously unaired performances on the MTV2 Special, "2$Bill".

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director
2001 "Last Nite" Roman Coppola
2002 "The Modern Age"
"Hard to Explain" Roman Coppola
Johannes Gamble
Julian Casablancas
"Someday" Roman Coppola
2003 "12:51"
2004 "Reptilia" Jake Scott
"The End Has No End" Sophie Muller
2005 "Juicebox" Mike Palmieri
2006 "Heart in a Cage" Samuel Bayer
"You Only Live Once"
2007 "You Only Live Once" (second version) Warren Fu
2011 "Under Cover of Darkness"
"Call Me Back"[32] Albert Hammond, Jr.
"Taken for a Fool" Laurent Briet
2013 "All the Time" Albert Hammond, Jr.

References[edit]

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  31. ^ "Strokes, The - Elephant Song at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2013-04-22. 
  32. ^ "The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr makes 'art piece' for 'Call Me Back'". NME. March 29, 2011. Retrieved October 9, 2011.

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