Room on Fire

RCA Records Label
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 What Ever Happened? 2:49 399,919
2 Reptilia 3:39 1,090,146
3 Automatic Stop 3:27 552,679
4 12:51 2:33 679,755
5 You Talk Way Too Much 3:06 476,160
6 Between Love & Hate 3:16 368,340
6 Between Love and Hate 3:33 79,556
7 Meet Me In The Bathroom 2:56 425,831
8 Under Control 3:07 469,744
9 The Way It Is 2:21 434,521
10 The End Has No End 3:05 475,936
10 The Strokes- The Way It Is 2:20 13,150
11 I Can't Win 2:42 409,147

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Room on Fire is the second studio album by American indie rock band The Strokes. Released in October 2003, it follows 2001’s Is This It and includes three singles: “12:51”, “Reptilia”, and “The End Has No End.” Grammy-winning producer Nigel Godrich was initially in charge of production, but The Strokes felt he made the songs seem “soulless”. The band went back to work with Is This It producer Gordon Raphael. The album features a slightly smoother sound than its predecessor. The bass guitar is less present except for several moments when it becomes the focal point of the song. The album title Room on Fire was drawn from a line in “Reptilia”: “The room is on fire as she’s fixing her hair.” The record received positive reviews upon release. It reached number two on the UK Albums Chart and debuted at number four in the U.S. on the Billboard 200, where it went on to sell 597,000 units by October 2006 and was certified Gold.

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  • mickolaj

    One of the best albums which came out in 2003.

    14 Apr 1:58pm Reply
  • muerto14

    Great Album.

    30 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Gnalm

    Such an easy album to just pick up and listen to. And yeah, I agree that this is better than Is This It because in my opinion RoF is a lot more consistent. Not a bad song throughout.

    8 Jul 2014 Reply
  • y-asmin

    álbum maravilhoso, impossível não ouvir inteiro ♡

    11 Jun 2014 Reply
  • Cogosho

    Better than Is This It

    19 Apr 2014 Reply
  • BiaEmidioDepp

    12 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Nik560

    10 years <3333333333333

    21 Oct 2013 Reply
  • EricCarrRulez


    9 Oct 2013 Reply
  • cmcmsf

    Definitely better than "Is This It", but that's mainly because they'd matured a bit at this point. "Is This It" is great, yet raw. I feel "Comedown Machine" is their best, although most early fans may disagree. Followed by "Room on Fire", "Angles", "Is This It", and finally "FIOE". I think recent fans (like myself) appreciate the newer stuff more, yet still appreciate the early albums. Early fans are nostalgic for the early stuff. Understandable, but try to listen to the later material with "new" ears. You may appreciate it more. Either way, The Strokes quickly became one of my all-time favorite bands just this year. I was a late-comer to the show. Now I'm addicted.

    9 Sep 2013 Reply
  • andrey_ka my rock-n-roll !

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • coldasyouare

    What Ever Happened?

    11 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Nik560

    best album ever

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
  • adriel81


    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • fakewords

    better than Is This It

    31 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Bixbycanyon

    Definitely my favorite. Meet Me in the Bathroom is beyond brilliant.

    11 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Hermit-Br

    this album is as great as Is This It when it comes to quality, but you know, Is This It was one of the most important albuns of the decade.

    16 Feb 2013 Reply
  • Starless_313

    How come this has more listeners than Is this It?

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • PinkM0nster

    Definitely the most underrated but in fact the BEST Strokes album.. Who's with me?!

    19 Dec 2012 Reply
  • alekmystery


    21 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Benrachmian

    Is This It is much better

    18 Sep 2012 Reply
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