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The parents' guide to what's in this music.
What parents need to know
Parents need to know that this CD isn't geared toward kids. There's enough profanity to warrant a Parental Advisory sticker. The liner notes include a painting of a topless woman and an animal carcass waiting to be butchered. There are some lyrics about using alcohol, including drinking as a way to handle relationship woes.
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What's the story?
The Strokes are a group of young but world-weary hipsters who still don't understand relationship dynamics any more than the rest of us. On FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF EARTH, they swirl their observations up in a musical mix of garage rock meets early '80s New Wave. The Strokes are a breathing advertisement for sophisticated urban rock & roll. These guys are a little too cynical for being so young and rich. Parents should be aware that teens emulating The Strokes might be trying to grow up before their time.
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