Download: Stereogum’s Is This It tribute


    The Strokes’ Is This It — a.k.a. the best album of the 2000s and the 54th best album ever — turns 10 years old on July 30th, 2011. To celebrate, continued their tradition of worthy tribute albums (i.e. Radiohead’s OK Computer, R.E.M.’s Automatic For The People, and Bjork’s Post) by issuing one for the UK version of Julian Casablancas and Co.’s 2001 debut.

    Available as a free download at this link, STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It sees Peter Bjorn and John, Owen Pallett, The Morning Benders, Real Estate, Computer Magic, Chelsea Wolfe, and others taking on the album’s 11 tracks. Right below, you can stream Pallett’s cover of “Hard to Explain” because it’s really good. The tracklist is after that.

    Owen Pallett – “Hard to Explain”

    STROKED: A Tribute To Is This It Tracklist:
    01. Peter Bjorn & John – Is This It
    02. Chelsea Wolfe – The Modern Age
    03. Frankie Rose – Soma
    04. Real Estate – Barely Legal
    05. Wise Blood – Someday
    06. Austra – Alone, Together
    07. The Morning Benders – Last Nite
    08. Owen Pallett – Hard to Explain
    09. Heems – New York City Cops
    10. Deradoorian – Trying Your Luck
    11. Computer Magic – Take It or Leave It