The Strokes Tipped

Ben Greenman writing for the New Yorker asks: will bands like The Strokes and The White Stripes have a widespread and lasting effect on rock music?

A week ago, the answer cut me off in a crosswalk: some balding 40-something was enjoying the new found
spring weather, speeding around with the windows of his early-90’s Ford minivan rolled down to the hilt, singing Last Nite at the top of his lungs didn’t have enough brain cells to cope with the visceral experience he was having and notice me in the street at the same time.

Yes, my friends, The Strokes are widespread. If some dad with a combover is overcome with elation, you can safely say that the music is pervasive.

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