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Is This It was seminal, epochal, and renowned worldwide, but The Strokes have yet to find that garage-rock perfection since their early years. They came close with 2003’s Room on Fire and 2006’s First Impressions of Earth, but it’s never been quite the same. So with a forthcoming album titled Under Cover of Darkness, anticipation is rampant but tentative.

I have never been a huge Foo Fighters fan. I honestly felt Dave Grohl was a bit of a hack. I have always felt that the very essence of some rock groups is in their acoustic abilities. It can be easy to go out and play with loud and barely tuned guitars and sound fairly good. It’s another thing to go out and strip your songs down to finely tuned acoustical instruments.