The Modern Age

The Modern Age is the debut EP by American rock band the Strokes. It was released on January 29, 2001 in the United Kingdom and May 22, 2001 in the United States, sparking a bidding war among record labels, the largest for a rock band in years.[3]

The Modern Age
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EP by
ReleasedJanuary 29, 2001 (2001-01-29)
StudioTransporterraum, New York City
ProducerGordon Raphael
The Strokes chronology
The Modern Age
Is This It
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert ChristgauA−[2]

All the songs were re-recorded for their debut album, Is This It, with slightly different lyrics and song structures.

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Julian Casablancas.

  1. "The Modern Age" – 3:13
  2. "Last Nite" – 3:19
  3. "Barely Legal" – 4:37


Chart (2001) Peak
Norway (VG-lista)[4] 20
UK Singles (OCC)[5] 68


  1. ^ Bekkala, Steve. "The Modern Age [US CD]". AllMusic. Retrieved April 7, 2020.
  2. ^ Robert Christgau review
  3. ^ Joe D'Angelo (2001). "The Strokes: "We Just Do Our Own Thing"". Archived from the original on 2007-02-11. Retrieved 2007-01-23.
  4. ^ "The Strokes – The Modern Age". VG-lista. Retrieved February 19, 2021.
  5. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 19, 2021.

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