The Strokes - Room on Fire
Critic Score
Based on 15 reviews
2003 Ratings: #31 / 280
User Score
Based on 590 ratings
2003 Ratings: #41
October 28, 2003 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Pitchfork

They may not be able to get away with milking this formula for many more albums, but for now, Room on Fire's eleven songs find them drowsily getting away with what they do best.

80
AllMusic

Some may gripe that it's never as good as the first time, but Room on Fire shows that even after all that happened to the Strokes, they can still surprise.

Flamingooooo
90
a very successful follow up after their magnificent masterpiece Is This It. Every song has something in it that I love about The Strokes, which consists: Julian's voice and cool riffs, which without any dispute makes this album great and it doesn't matter if it wasn't because I would like it anyway. Reptilia is their best song and one of the best rock songs in music history. Yes
AndrewMoore
100
I will forever defend Room on Fire, the BEST Strokes album. Yea, I said it.
Notorious_Man
74
While it lacks the freshness that made their debut so exciting, it nonetheless delivers pleasing 11 tracks of sweet indie rock. The problem is it feels more like an extension of the formula, than a progression. It sounds nice while it’s on, but they’ve clearly painted themselves into a corner. They’re forever going to be associated with this style no matter how much their latter releases deviate from it. Songwriting’s also considerably weaker. While there aren’t ... read more
Plats
90
The Strokes manage to produce a sophomore record almost as good as 'Is This It' while also building upon their sound.

Fav Tracks: Reptilia, What Ever Happened?, The End Has No End, 12:51, Automatic Stop, Under Control, You Talk Way Too Much

Least Fav Track: The Way It Is

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Tielur
90
The only gripe I have with this record are the long silent sequences between songs.
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