The Strokes are energetic punk-tinged rock in the vein of the Hives and calling back to the simple melodies of the Ramones. Catchy and infectious. Give "Taken for a Fool" and a listen and then tell me you aren't hooked.
The Strokes are on the cover of January's Spin magazine, where they are dubbed band of the year. Frontman Julian Casablancas said, "From the beginning, our goal was to make something that was less popular but that would be appreciated